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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 

PARASITE

DEFINITION:
An organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the body of which it obtains nutriment.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
As parasites, they invade bacterial cells and use their machinery to replicate, destroying bacteria in the process.
The Dallas Morning News, 06/25/2018

Words in the News Quiz
5 Elementary 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. To make smaller.

contortion

meander

conclude

diminish


2. An inadequate amount of something; a shortage

contributions

scarcity

cause

eavesdrop


3. The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

eavesdrop

stamina

ignite

zeal


4. To finish successfully

waver

sabotage

pertinent

accomplish


5. To completely engage the attention of.

function

engross

restitution

document


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