This graphic organizer is designed as a discussion activity to help students facilitate their own discussions about current events.
This sheet has full instructions to guide students. It has 16 boxes that prompt students for both discussion points and listening queues.
When a student mentions, for example, a local news story, the other students in the group then write the name of that student in the box labeled "Mentioned local news story". This activity sheet and graphic organizer encourages students to actively participate and focus on the discussing of all kinds of news stories.
This sheet works well in groups of 3 to 5 but can be done as a whole class, or even as a jigsaw. Enjoy!