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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. Tempo

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.


2. Renaissance

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

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

A rebirth or revival.

Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.


3. Antibody

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

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


4. Delegate

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.


5. Aspire

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

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.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal


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