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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

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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. Tariff

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

A schedule of prices or fees.

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.


2. Solstice

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

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.

To condescend to give or grant


3. Phloem

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

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

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant


4. Fallacy

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief


5. Strategy

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.


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