More on Current Events and CNN Student News

After a few weeks of viewing CNN Student News, I have decided to change it up a little. It’s a great activity for many students, but my class is still struggling with the ideas of theme, conflict and topic. They’ve got the setting down and they can do a fact and opinion. But we need more practice and a simpler format.

I created a SMART Notebook file of the following writing prompts. I will have to think on my feet and choose an appropriate prompt to go with the daily news program, but I will keep the list handy and consider my options while we view the news.

My first thought was to make a supply of handouts, but I think I will just have them write their responses in their journal.

As always, if you’d like the SMART Notebook file, let me know.

Current Event Writing Prompts

4 responses

  1. i’d like a copy of the smart file ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I just emailed you the file. Sorry for the delay! Please stop back again! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I just found your blog this morning and I’m very impressed with all of your prezis and lesson ideas! I teach 5th grade social studies and watch CNN Student News with them. I love your idea of using writing prompts too! Would you send me the smart notebook lesson with the writing prompts? Thanks!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! My boyfriend teaches 5th grade social studies too! I just emailed you the file. Hope it’s what you are looking for. If you want anything else, just ask!!

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