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Teachers, how sick and tired are you of students copying and pasting the first thing they find online, printing it and then handing it in as their own original work? What about their faces when you break their hearts by informing them that they just cheated?
All that ends with this assignment!
This is on old-school style worksheet that contains five primary texts on controversial topics of the day such as the decriminalization of drugs, gun rights, illegal immigration, euthanasia, climate change and of course, whether or not teachers should give homework.
Students read the primary texts and then write two sentences *BY HAND* (NOT COPYING AND PASTING) telling what the main ideas of the passage were. This worksheet would work ideally as a great pre-writing activity for a research project.
ESE or emerging reader students could even select one of the topics in the worksheet to research and then cite the passage as a primary source. No more worries about how to get started!