This resource is the first part to my three part language block program.
Students in groups will explore a variety of news articles using the database (newsela.com). Each week students will be responsible for finding articles which categorize into a particular style of writing (such as cause and effect).
They will meet weekly in their guided groups to present their different articles and their understandings of the attributes of the big idea/learning goal. This will encourage students to develop the simple skill of "books talks." Each week, the focus will change (four included in this resource - a MONTHS worth), however, each week students are still responsible for completing the selected task.
Students should only have 20 minutes in class daily to work on the task.
A rubric has been provided to include all the tasks and the final oral communication mark - this will allow parents to review their child's progress entirely on one page!