This is a short activity (one-day) where students read a CNN article "40 million slaves in the world, finds new report" by Mark Tutton, answer comprehension questions, and summarize subsections. Lastly, they write a short summary of the entire article.
My co-teacher and I created this assignment to work with our RSP or other GE/EL senior ELA students who were still struggling with summarizing or even grasping main ideas. We also ask them to annotate with this as well (or to do this in groups if they all have computers and read aloud). Any annotation activity works well.