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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 Elementary 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. To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.

meander

narrate

materialize

method


2. The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.

habitation

terse

weather

defiance


3. Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress

meticulous

obstacles

destination

ominous


4. To influence or alter.

fragrance

affect

egregious

exhilarate


5. Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

gusto

similar

impending

zeal


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