This is an informative editorial about Iraq that was in the NY Times in June 2014. It has 17 comprehension questions with the article that can be done individually or in cooperative groups. This editorial includes background information and some history in a nutshell so your students will have a better understanding of what is happening in Iraq. The purpose of this article is to turn your students on to the news and encourage them to bring in other articles that they find on this ongoing current event. This package also has a list of vocabulary words to define. Turning a current event in to a comprehension sheet is a wonderful way to increase your student’s knowledge of current events and develop better reading skills at the same time. There is a lesson on how to teach your students to turn any article into a comprehension lesson. Engaging your students in this way will help them learn so much more. There are 12 Internet activities in this product ; so your students can do the teaching while you can sit back and watch them grow in knowledge and skills.