CURRENT EVENTS:

1. Using the Internet, find a timely (a week old or less) current event (HARD NEWS) from a legit news source.
2. Pick one that is INTERESTING to you! YOU pick it, so YOU are responsible for knowing it and understanding it!
3. Read it and watch any accompanying video. Ask yourself the 5 W/H questions: Who, what, why, where, when & how?
4. On a piece of paper OR ON A GIVEN SHEET, write your name, the date of the article, the author, the news source and the headline.
5. Then, write a 1 sentence summary.
6. Next write down the KEY DETAILS/5WH (who, what, where, when, why, how). IF NOT IN ARTICLE, WRITE N/A--BUT IT BETTER NOT BE IN THE ARTICLE!
7. Read over what you wrote again and get ready to present it.

*No blurbs. It must be a full article.*
*HARD NEWS-CRIME, POLITICS, FINANCE, EDUCATION
*SOFT NEWS-SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT

Sample:
Mom makes app to control child's phone