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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 

EQUITABLE

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

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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

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. Wretched

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

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.


2. Marsupial

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

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

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

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.


3. Tundra

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

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

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation

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


4. Impertinent

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit


5. Formidable

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.


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