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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 

ANTIBIOTICS

DEFINITION:
Antibiotics are medicines that treat infections by killing bacteria. Antibiotic resistance is when bacteria get used to an antibiotic and no longer respond to it.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
McDonald’s on Tuesday announced steps to reduce the use of antibiotics in its global beef supply, a major commitment from the nation’s largest beef purchaser to address concerns about a rise in drug-resistant infections.
The Chicago Tribune, 12/17/2018

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. Divulge

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

To stress or emphasize; intensify

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

To proclaim publicly


2. Virtuoso

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.


3. Inference

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.


4. Exult

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive


5. Solstice

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.

The arrangement of events in time

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

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


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