This document is to be used with a current events article or news story. Students will analyze the article/story by writing a description, creating a visual, making a prediction, and stating an opinion. This activity can be used with many grade levels and many subject areas.
This product includes a graphic organizer (found in the previews) in which students are responsible for researching a current events article or topic. This activity is designed to be completed in groups of 3-5. Instructions for grouping is included with the graphic organizer (activity). In groups, students are assigned roles for completing the activity. The roles are:
*Computer Operator *- A group member should be assigned to acquire and set up the computer for the group to use. This person will be the primary computer user but the computer may have to be passed to other students within the group for them to complete their roles.
Scribe - This person will be responsible for completing the handout. This handout can be completed online (scribe will become the typist) or these handouts can be printed for each group.
Artist - The artist is responsible for creating an artistic representation of the article that was researched.
Researcher - The researcher will be the primary person responsible for finding an article that is appropriate for the assignment. This person may also be in charge of searching for other pertinent information.
Speaker - The speaker will share what the group found to the entire class. How this is done is up to the teacher.
Student groups will complete the graphic organizer according to their specific jobs and roles.
This resource allows for teacher changes based on use and preference.
This product includes a Microsoft Word and PDF version of the resource.
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