This assignment can be used as a one time assignment or it can be assigned on a weekly basis. Completing this assignment forces students to research, read and respond to what they read. It also causes them to use text evidence to prove that they have read the article. Students are required to summarize what they have read so that they develop those skills as well. Lastly, this assignment is also very potent because if it is done correctly the student will be reading and writing about something that they have been talking about in class of course further extending and refining the lesson.