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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

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

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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. Vacillate

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

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

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd

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


2. Gargoyle

To proclaim publicly

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

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

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.


3. Zoology

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.

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

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.


4. Voracious

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

The arrangement of events in time

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

A schedule of prices or fees.


5. Introspection

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.

Self-examination.

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

To stress or emphasize; intensify


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