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CURRENT EVENTS: News Article Summary & Analysis Template

A great tool for students to get involved with the news and current events. This simple writing format helps students find, summarize and write opinions about current news stories. A great filler for various classes.

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Current Events: Social Studies (Rubric included)

Current events are a great way to keep kids informed of what is going on in the world around them. This current event sheet and rubric allows students to choose an article that interests them to share with the class. They must highlight important key events, answer questions and write a summary. Students then present their current event to the class on an assigned day.

This graphic organizer can be used with nonfiction and fictional texts and connects sequencing events to writing.Smart Notebook format enables repetitive use, incorporates technology, encourages student involvement and increases student interest. Skills: Analyze text for signal words; Sequence events using signal words; Write a summary paragraph using sequenced details Can be used with main idea and detail lessons.Teaching Point: Good readers connect events as they read.

This makes me laugh because from just these few words I know exactly which scene/ event just happened. Haha I'm a nerd

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Current Events in the Classroom

Use current events in your elementary classroom to teach social studies, reading, and writing skills. Students practice summarizing the article, citing their sources, and providing their opinion.

Family nights are a great way to bring in the community. Get your parents involved in learning about the things your kids are working on every day! Here is the process I follow when I plan a family night for any content area (literacy, math, etc.)