A slight twist on the Article of the Week, this bundle of CCSS AOWs (articles of the week) includes:
-5 pro/con (argumentative) articles focused on the topics of : Healthy Lunches, Driverless Cars, Athlete Salaries, Religion in Schools, and Social Networking.
Each article includes embedded questions in the margins for students. The left side of the article asks students their thoughts and opinions, while the right margin asks CCSS aligned questions focusing on author's purpose and craft.
Also included is an article of the week explanation packet with a reflection template and academic summary template for students to complete after the article. There is also a revised rubric that matches the pro/con article series tasks.
These articles are perfect for sparking discussion in your classroom while asking students to be careful, close readers and analysts of arguments. You could use any of these articles to spark a formal essay assignment. See my argumentative essay template located in my store.