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Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

EQUITABLE

DEFINITION:
Characterized by fairness; just and right; impartial; unbiased.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The plan “is designed to provide an equitable distribution across the state with priority access going to our most vulnerable populations, front-line health care workers and first responders who directly interact with and treat COVID patients, as well as staff and residents in long-term care facilities," Pritzker said during his daily coronavirus news briefing.
The Chicago Tribune, 10/26/2020

Words in the News Quiz
5 Middle School Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. Malignant

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.


2. Labyrinth

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.

To proclaim publicly

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.


3. Commemorate

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.


4. Salmonella

A weather phenomenon in the Eastern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane.

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.


5. Tranquility

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion


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