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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 

EPIDEMIOLOGIST

DEFINITION:
An epidemiologist is a doctor who specializes in the patterns of diseases that spread between people.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
All of the victims were adults, chief epidemiologist Jawaid Asghar said.
The Dallas Morning News, 01/22/2018

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. Zoology

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

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

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

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


2. Wretched

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

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


3. Bandolier

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

The arrangement of events in time

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

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


4. Antibody

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

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

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline


5. Undulate

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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

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

Being without or almost without hope


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