This is what I give as a mini oral presentation for my grade 10's and my OLC class.
I give it to them right at the beginning of the year, so they start early, and we finish them before we get into the heavy stuff - novels and such.
I assign them a date, they have to get a newspaper article, fill out the organizer, and present the article on the assigned date.
It's a beautiful way to get the class talking and engaged...AND it works on important literacy skills that they need (especially if they have to write the OSSLT literacy test).
It works on the skills of
-finding the main idea
-making connections (text to self / text to text / text to world)
-engaging the class in discussion through a reflection question.
A really enjoyable way to start the class!