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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 

EQUITABLE

DEFINITION:
Characterized by fairness; just and right; impartial; unbiased.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The plan “is designed to provide an equitable distribution across the state with priority access going to our most vulnerable populations, front-line health care workers and first responders who directly interact with and treat COVID patients, as well as staff and residents in long-term care facilities," Pritzker said during his daily coronavirus news briefing.
The Chicago Tribune, 10/26/2020

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. Bandolier

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

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

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

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.


2. Fallacy

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.


3. Boycott

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

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

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.


4. Zoology

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.

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

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

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


5. Heritage

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

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

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.


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