Current Events Assignment

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We used this resource to delve deeper into the riot at the Capitol building. It is applicable to any current event situation which is occurring.
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Current Events News Assignment | PDF and Digital Formats: Use this Current Events Assignment to help students stay informed about current events happening in our world. In this NO PREP activity, students examine online or print news sources to report on a current event for their class. This can be used with any non-fiction new article or text.

  • This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages as well as Google Slides™ versions of the included graphic organizers for 1:1 technology schools.

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  • Rubric Assessment
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  1. "Perfect for what I needed. Captures all the important areas of focus for an open current events assignment. Easily applied to a variety of sources."
  2. "Love this. I have students give weekly presentations on current events. This helps them prepare and organize their ideas."
  3. "Excellent. This will be so useful while we struggle to include non-fictional texts into our lessons."
  4. "I love that this resource is aligned with so many Ontario expectations, and it allows for students to develop so many valuable skills."
  5. "Very helpful for my students, who are launching a school newspaper. They need manageable steps for understanding and organizing articles.”

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.


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