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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 

PARASITE

DEFINITION:
An organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the body of which it obtains nutriment.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
As parasites, they invade bacterial cells and use their machinery to replicate, destroying bacteria in the process.
The Dallas Morning News, 06/25/2018

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. Stereotype

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

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

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.


2. Tempo

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

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

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

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive


3. Eclectic

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

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

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

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


4. Suffrage

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

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

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.


5. Strategy

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

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

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.

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


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