Having students analyze the news is a great way to keep them informed as well as build real world reading skills. After a thorough reading of the article students will be asked to write out the following: - WHO is the article about? - WHEN did this event/issue happen? - WHAT are four important facts you found? - WHERE is this event/issue happening? - WHY is this event/issue important? - To review students are asked to construct a relevant based on the article.
This is a simple current event worksheet with a section for differentiation. The differentiation is based on Sandra Kaplan's Icons of Depth & Complexity. I use this worksheet as homework and then put students in small groups so they can share their current event in class.