Current Event Article Close Reading, Informational Text, PDF & Google Drive CCSS

Laura Randazzo
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6th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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Laura Randazzo
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Description

Need more informational text-based lessons in your classroom? This print-and-go worksheet is the perfect little tool to use as a weekly, occasional, or extra credit assignment. You can either provide an article for your students to work through as a class or assign students to find their own article to use as the basis of the lesson.

Whether you use this handout as an in-class assignment to use with copies of your local newspaper, take kids to the computer lab to find an online article, or assign the handout to be completed by online learners, the results will be real-world close reading skill builders for your tweens and teens.

This handout, which includes both a PDF and Google Drive version, also works great as material for your emergency sub plan folder!

Designed for students in grades 6 through 12, this single-page activity was built to work in English/language arts, history/social studies, journalism, and business classes.

Hope you get good use out of this print-and-teach worksheet!

Want another creative way to promote critical thinking about current events? Be sure to check out this lesson on How to Read Editorial Cartoons.

NOTE: This item is included in my English 9-10 full-year curriculum. If you already own the full-year download, please do not purchase this item here individually. If you’d like to receive this item plus everything else needed to teach 180 days of English 9 or English 10 at a deeply discounted price, click here to learn more about the full-year curriculum download.

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Cover image credit: Pixabay, Public domain

Total Pages
1-page PDF + Google Drive version of student handout (uneditable)
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).
Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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