The Article of the Week Reading Assignment

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Believing that students, in general, do not get enough practice reading across content areas, I developed the “Article of the Week” assignment. This assignment provides the student with a short, content-related, current event article to read, annotate, and write a reaction to. Annotating texts is a supremely beneficial skill that our students are probably not getting enough practice developing. The last part of the assignment is to write a short reaction to what the student just read. This drives the student to think more deeply about the content, as well as practice their writing skills.

As a science teacher, I use science-themed articles. Teachers of other content areas can easily adapt this assignment to their courses.

The assignment consists of two parts:
1. Annotating the article provided to demonstrate a close reading of the text.
2. Writing a short response to (not a summary of) the article they just read.


This product guides you through every step of implementing this assignment in your classes. Documents included are:
- The Article of the Week Reading Assignment Teacher Instructions (2 pages)
- Article of the Week Document Setup (4 pages)
- Article of the Week Assignment Template (1 page)
- Example Article of the Week (2 pages)
- Example Annotated Article of the Week (2 pages)
- The Article of the Week Scoring Guide Rubric (1 page)
- The Article of the Week Automated Scoring Guide Rubric (1 Excel file)

This product gives you everything you need to start this assignment in your classes. I show you exactly what to do to set-up the document and make it ready for your students. All you'll need to do is find a good news site or blog relevant to your content area that you want to use as an article resource. Copy and paste the article text into the template I give you, and you're ready to go.

I hope this resource adds value and depth to your course. I also hope it helps build a love of your discipline in your students.

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The Article of the Week Reading Assignment
The Article of the Week Reading Assignment
The Article of the Week Reading Assignment
The Article of the Week Reading Assignment