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Patrick James Dillon was shot in both legs in the struggle that ensued during his arrest.

Patrick James Dillon was shot in both legs in the struggle that ensued during his arrest.

Free template for students to use with any article in order to prepare them to SHARE a CURRENT EVENT article with the classroom!

Free template for students to use with any article in order to prepare them to SHARE a CURRENT EVENT article with 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.

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.

Keeping Events Current   For reading month my focus has really been on nonfiction texts. For some reason I think it's easy to feel like "I meet the need" in nonfiction text through our textbooks but that really isn't enough. So this month I thought I'd try something new - current events!  I wanted my students to not only see what was happening in the real-world around them and read more nonfiction text but I also wanted them to continue practicing summarizing. I created this current events…

Keeping Events Current

Keeping Events Current For reading month my focus has really been on nonfiction texts. For some reason I think it's easy to feel like "I meet the need" in nonfiction text through our textbooks but that really isn't enough. So this month I thought I'd try something new - current events! I wanted my students to not only see what was happening in the real-world around them and read more nonfiction text but I also wanted them to continue practicing summarizing. I created this current events…

Current event bulletin board.....Display top current events each week; judged  on execution, not just interest.

Current event bulletin board.....Display top current events each week; judged on execution, not just interest.

My students are hooked on CNN Student News! It is a great, free online resource that is perfect to get students thinking about current events with a Common Core lens. This activity set has TEN templates to choose from and is aligned with Common Core Literacy and Writing standards for ELA, history and science (NGSS).There are varying templates for teachers to implement depending on style and class ability level.

CNN Student News Current Event Analysis, CNN 10 Common Core Worksheets

My students are hooked on CNN Student News! It is a great, free online resource that is perfect to get students thinking about current events with a Common Core lens. This activity set has TEN templates to choose from and is aligned with Common Core Literacy and Writing standards for ELA, history and science (NGSS).There are varying templates for teachers to implement depending on style and class ability level.

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