Having students analyze the news is a great way to keep them informed as well as build real world reading skills. After a thorough reading of the article students will be asked to write out the following: - WHO is the article about? - WHEN did this event/issue happen? - WHAT are four important facts you found? - WHERE is this event/issue happening? - WHY is this event/issue important? - To review students are asked to construct a relevant based on the article.
FREE via Laura Randazzo: "Kelly Gallagher posts an Article of the Week he uses with his own classes. Izzit.org is a non-profit that produces and promotes documentaries. While Izzit wants us to purchase DVDs sold on its site (I haven’t), it also hosts a super-useful feature – daily Current Events with links to two school-appropriate articles, providing suggested questions to use with students. One article is relatively short for 7-9, one longer for 10-12." FREE