This is an assignment sheet that is ready for you to print and use with your students! Great to use as a last minute sub-plan or as an assignment in your ELA classrooms. On this assignment, students will need to research a specific natural disaster that has occurred in history, though the topic can be easily changed.
This handout includes a step-by-step process for students to follow, a rubric and a chart to complete while researching their topic. The focus of this assignment is on evaluating websites and using critical thinking when researching. Please note this assignment followed a few mini-lessons on how to know if a website is giving you accurate information or not, and what the structure of how a newspaper article is written.
**This assignment directly aligns with the ELA curriculum in Saskatchewan, Canada
**RUBRIC: You may be unfamiliar with the scoring on this rubric, so I've outlined it below:
TS = Time and support needed
BD = Beginning to develop
DE = Developing as expected.
Students are given the opportunity to get an EU (Enriched Understanding) by going above and beyond what is required of them on this assignment.