Quick weekly assignment! Assess the students' reading comprehension and analysis skills and their ability to cite sources. In addition to the research and writing portion of the assignment, I usually call on a few students to speak in front of the class to discuss their article. This often leads to engaging class discussions!
The analysis sheet breaks down the who, what, when, where, and how of the event and includes guiding questions.
The zip file includes the current event sheet with and without lines.