This article analysis assignment requires students to read and analyze a news article from a reputable news sources. Students will summarize the article, articulate what the journalist did that was effective, and make a couple goals for their own writing.
I have the students in my journalism elective class do this assignment every other week. I like that they're reading the news, but it also gives them something productive to work on if they can't get in to interview someone or are waiting on another student in class to finish their peer review.
The Word document is formatted so you can make copies and then cut them into half sheets in order to save some paper.
** This item can be purchased with other workshop forms as part of the "Junior High Journalism Writing Workshop Forms" listing.