I want to be able to print recent articles and use them with my class so that my instruction is always fresh and relevant. I want to hold students accountable for reading, thinking, and participating in discussion, however, I don't have time to write questions for every article--especially when I choose something from current events the day before or the morning of class. I created these three templates to use with any text, story, or article. Students are asked to identify text type, look for main ideas, identify key nouns and numbers, list details, and give their opinions. Mix them up to keep students from getting bored or complacent with the texts you give them.