This is a great product to introduce or review the research and writing process to students. Students will select a current event in the United States or world news to research via news articles. After their news research, they will write a paper summarizing the details of their event and citing their sources.
Because the emphasis for this assignment is getting students used to following MLA format and citations, the rubric focuses on MLA format, citations, and grammar. It does not provide an in-depth rubric for the content of students’ papers.