This activity is a current event worksheet that also includes a section in which the students analyze the article to determine if it is a valid news source. They look at the author, the website it comes from, if it is objective, etc.
The students will then discuss the who, what, when, where, why of the article, any author bias, and any questions they still have. Once done, there is space for them to write a summary that wraps up all of their information into a concise statement.
This is a great crossover activity between ELA and Science in the classroom, and supports students reading and utilizing informational texts.
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