This is a resource that I use in my Social Studies class for my students’ bi-weekly current event writing. The assignment is one of my favorites because it keeps my students up-to-date with what’s going on in the world, practices research skills, and practices reading and writing skills.
This product contains two versions of the rubric for a written current event assignments. The first version does not include the “opinion/questions” section. I use as a first step - with my 6th graders, new students, or lower level students. Then, I move them up to the rubric that includes the opinion section.