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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 


Antibiotics are medicines that treat infections by killing bacteria. Antibiotic resistance is when bacteria get used to an antibiotic and no longer respond to it.

McDonald’s on Tuesday announced steps to reduce the use of antibiotics in its global beef supply, a major commitment from the nation’s largest beef purchaser to address concerns about a rise in drug-resistant infections.
The Chicago Tribune, 12/17/2018

Words in the News Quiz
5 High 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. Xenophobe

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

2. Polymer

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

Having a bad disposition; surly.

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

3. Bellicose

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

Clear to the understanding.

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

4. Tempestuous

To show servile deference.

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Tumultuous; stormy.

5. Wrought

Put together; created.

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

Division into ordered groups or categories.

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

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