JAKADA CREATIONS prepared this CURRENT EVENTS resource as an alternative to homework. Each student will do this activity once a term. After establishing my reading groups I prepare a scrapbook for each of my reading groups and record the names of the students on the 'WHAT TO DO' sheet. Students select an article from a magazine or newspaper that interests them. After reading the article fully they then summarise it. They are assessed (provided) on summarising the article in particular answering the who, when, where, what and how/why aspects, proofreading, presenting the work tidily, providing a title/border/picture, writing up 3 questions and giving an oral presentation to the classroom. I look forward to reading and listening to the many wonderful compositions that students create and I'm sure you will too.