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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 

PROGRESSIVE

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

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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. Antibody

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

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

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.


2. Malignant

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

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

To condescend to give or grant


3. Maneuver

A weather phenomenon in the Eastern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane.

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

Self-examination.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.


4. Deduction

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

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

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

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.


5. Cower

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

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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

To cringe in fear


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