Current Events Print and Easel Activities Use with Any Article or Post

Rachel Lynette
Grade Levels
4th - 7th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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36 (including lined versions of graphic organizers)
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This product contains 23 no-prep current events printables and graphic organizers that can be used with any article or internet news post. Use them when you are reading an article as a class or for independent selections to keep your students accountable. They will also work well with Time for Kids and Weekly Reader articles.


Digital Learning

Print out as worksheets for packets or use with Easel Activities by clicking the white, “Open as Digital Activity” button on this page after purchase. Students will be able to type into answer boxes and use a pen tool to fill in check boxes.


For the graphic organizers, both lined and unlined versions are included (as indicated in the table of contents). Most of the pages are meant to be used with a single article; however, there are 3 pages that can be used when comparing and contrasting two articles on the same topic. There is also a page students can use when preparing to share a current events article with the class.

This download includes the following pages

  1. Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How
  2. Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How (graphic organizer)*
  3. Main Point vs. Details*
  4. Main idea and Summary*
  5. Article Analysis
  6. Article Evaluation
  7. Article Speculation
  8. Who Said That?
  9. Finding Facts*
  10. Pause and Ponder*
  11. Article Vocabulary*
  12. Current Events Text Features
  13. Current Events Questions
  14. Current Events Sequence*
  15. Current Events Cause and Effect*
  16. Current Events Connections
  17. Current Events Reflections*
  18. You made the News
  19. Rhyme It, Rap It
  20. Paired Articles
  21. Paired Articles graphic organizer*
  22. Paired Articles Venn Diagram*
  23. Current Events Sharing

*Presented in both lined and unlined formats


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This resource was created by Rachel Lynette for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded. If you want to share this resource with colleagues, please purchase additional licenses from TpT. Thank you for respecting these terms of use. :)

This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom

SKU: 110929

Total Pages
36 (including lined versions of graphic organizers)
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).


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