CNN Student News is a free 10 minutes news program, offered commercial free, for middle- and high- school students. It is an excellent way to cover current events with your class. This graphic organizer will help students listen more attentively, and write routinely about current events.
Link for CNN Student News: http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/
Language Arts Standards
Writing 10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Speaking and Listening 2. Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.