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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 


Escherichia coli (abbreviated as E. coli) are bacteria found in the environment, foods, and intestines of people and animals. Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick.

0, 2018 at 7:00 pm Reaction to federal health officials’ warning of a new E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce was swift Tuesday afternoon at the Mellow Mushroom on Denver’s 16th Street Mall.
The Denver Post, 11/26/2018

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. Omnivore

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

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.

The arrangement of events in time

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

2. Boisterous

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

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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

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

3. Hypocrisy

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

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

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

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

4. Recede

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

To condescend to give or grant

5. Parasite

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

To cringe in fear

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.

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