Step Two: The News and You

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With so many news resources, scholars likely feel incredibly confused about what the news means.  Pupils participate in reading activities, fill out graphic charts, answer questions on worksheets, and complete a quick write activity.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Find news articles that relate the chosen issue to current events
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires learners to create a free account to gain access to some information
  • Involves some preparation time by using two medium-length news articles that focus on an issue your class chooses in part one of the series
Pros
  • Scaffolds learning so knowledge builds gradually and does not overwhelm
  • Lays out a step-by-step guide that is user friendly for the instructor
  • Supplies an answer key and saves time finding the answers
Cons
  • None
Common Core