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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 


Promoting political or social reform usually through government action to improve the lot of the majority.

He also offered a thinly veiled suggestion that progressive priorities Warren and Sanders have pushed will struggle to gain appeal beyond a Democratic primary.
The Boston Globe, 11/18/2019

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. Omnivore

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

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

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

2. Antibody

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

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

A rebirth or revival.

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

3. Ellipse

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

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

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

4. Flourish

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

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

5. Unanimous

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

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

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

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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