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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 


Insulin is a protein hormone that is used as a medication to treat high blood glucose.

Diabetics in Colorado who use insulin to control their blood sugar levels won’t pay more than $100 per month for the drug starting in January thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday.
The Denver Post, 05/27/2019

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. Unanimous

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

A schedule of prices or fees.

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.

2. Random

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

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

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

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

3. Recede

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

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

4. Vaccine

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

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

5. Maneuver

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


A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

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.

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