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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

DEFINITION:
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.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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 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. Jaunty

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.


2. Exult

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

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

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.


3. Accentuate

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.

To stress or emphasize; intensify


4. Mosaic

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.

A proportional part or share.

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

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.


5. Guerrilla

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

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

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.


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