Current Event Reading Comprehension
1 Hook/Attention Getter
Based upon student needs, interests, and abilities select 3-5 current events from the Student Opinion section of the website The Learning Network. Reformat the text as needed and choose and modify discussion questions that are located at the end of the article
1. Do Now: (written on the board): Read the title of the five articles the article that interests you the most. 2. Skim and highlight 3-5 vocabulary words you are not familiar with.
Do Now: (written on the board):
1. Read the title of the five articles the article that interests you the most. 2. Skim and highlight 3-5 vocabulary words you are not familiar with.
2 GUIDED PRACTICE
Once students have highlighted vocabulary words they are unfamiliar with ask them to use a SMART device to look up and define the word in the margins of the article.
Monitor students progress and provide assistance as needed
Use your SMART device and use Dictionary-Merriam-Webster to look up and define the vocabulary words in the margin of your selected current event.
3 GUIDED PRACTICE
Tell students to read the current event to themselves while annotating for the 5w's and 1 H. Give students five different colors pencils, crayons, or markers to annotate for each.
Monitor and provide feedback
Read the current event to yourself whilee annotating for the 5w's and 1H using five different colors
4 GUIDED PRACTICE
Once students have finished ask them to answer the comprehension questions at the end of the article in compete sentence
When you are finished reading and annotating answer the questions at the bottom of the article in complete sentences.
5 GUIDED PRACTICE
Once students have finished answering questions ask them to get with someone who has read the same article and share their answers to the comprehension questions
Find someone who has read the same article as you. Share your answers. How are they the same? How are they different?
6 WRAP-UP :
Wrap up the activity by asking students to volunteer and share their article with the class. Ask the audience to ask the presenter questions.
Raise your hand and volunteer to come up in front of the class and share what your article was about. If you are in the audience you may ask the presenter questions about the article.