Current Event Activities

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Current events activities take learning beyond the classroom. This packet includes opportunities for reading, writing, and art. Uses a step-by-step approach to guide student success. Can be used with any current event article or event.

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Section #1 - Opening/Introduction Activity
• Icon/Color - Newsletter and purple
• Skill/Focus - Setting expectations
• Form Name - “Netting the News” (3 pages)
• Text Body - Introduction, requirements, expectations, and grading.
• Sidebar Topic #1 - Due date listings
• Sidebar Topic #2 - Project grading guide
• Sidebar Topic #3 - Introduction to newspaper template
• Success Tool - Quick reference checklist for due dates and assignments

Section #2 - Current Event Selection
• Icon/Color - Magnifying glass and yellow
• Skill/Focus - Determining newsworthy stories from credible/reliable sources
• Form Name - “Is it newsworthy?”
• Text Body - Article selected by teacher or student
• Graphic Organizer - “What do you think?”
• Teacher Tool - Article sign-up sheet (optional)

Section #3 - Graphic Organizers
• Icon/Color - Magnifying glass and yellow
• Skill Focus - Use information mapping to gather/analyze information
• Structure - Each organizer coordinates with article to be written
• Features - Tips for best use included on every page
• Organizer #1 - Basic facts (grid)
• Organizer #2 - Sequence of events (flow chart)
• Organizer #3 - Quoting the facts (flow chart)
• Organizer #4 - Patterns and trends (survey style)
• Organizer #5 - Creating action plan (list format)
• Organizer #6 - Community involvement (short answer)
• Organizer #7 - Relevance (bullet point list)
• Organizer #8 - Needs of living things (check list)

Section #4 - Rough Draft Guidelines
• Icon/Color - Pencil and green
• Skill Focus - Write articles that will be included in final draft
• Structure - Three sets of instructions based on student/classroom needs
• Teacher Resource - General information and thumbnails preview
• Novice Instructions - Maximum visual clues on pre-printed forms (9 pages)
• Standard Instructions - Visual clues with detailed instruction, no draft forms (2 pages)
• Advanced Instructions - Instructions that encourage flexibility and creativity, no draft form (2 pages)

Section #5 - Final Writing
• Icon/Color - Newspaper format and purple
• Skill Focus - Write each article in final format with pictures/images
• Final Product - Creates front section of newspaper (9 pages)
• Page Layout - Each page covers one topic with 1-3 short articles
• Cooperative Learning - Other students will write “letter to the editor”

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Current Event Activities
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