Students will use the Science News for Students website (sciencenewsforstudents.org) to choose an article of their choice. Website and QR code are provided. Teacher can also print out pre-selected articles for students to choose from.
The assignment is divided in two steps, Research and Write.
Step 1: Research - Students will fill out a graphic organizer, describing who, what, when, where, why and how about the article. They will also record the title, author and date written.
Step 2: Write - Students will use their graphic organizer to write a summary of the article. In the second paragraph, they will connect with the story and describe what the story means to them and their community. There is are optional sentence frames provided for scaffolding.
Two types of rubrics are provided, one with a scale and the other a mets/does not meet.
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