A current event packet designed for my 6th grade science class to practice reading and writing. Includes the directions, format template, rubric, and an example. This could easily be adapted to any subject, just replace with your contents objectives on page one. I post this on my web site and allow students to use the template electronically and submit online to save paper.
The template requires key reading strategies: predicting, questioning, clarifying, summarizing, and inferring.