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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. Quota

To proclaim publicly

To condescend to give or grant

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

A proportional part or share.


2. Inference

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

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.

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

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


3. Protagonist

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

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

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 main character in a drama or other literary work.


4. Vaccine

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

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings


5. Hologram

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.

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

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

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,


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