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Words in the News

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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 


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

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

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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. Unanimous

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

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.

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

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

2. Ozone

A schedule of prices or fees.

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

3. Deduction

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

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

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

4. Toxin

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

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

5. Heritage

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

To cringe in fear

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

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