You will be divided into groups based
upon the types of news (World, National, Illinois, Local &
Political) listed above.
You will research news stories in
your category individually. You will then meet as a group and
reach a consensus on the TOP 3 STORIES in your
category. As a group you will quickly summarize these stories
and provide a listing of (sources) websites regarding these stories.
At the end of the period, a member of your group will report out to
the rest of the class on the stories your group picked.
After all categories have
reported, the entire class will pick the top story for each
group for that day.
At the end of the week, the
entire class will select the 3 MOST IMPORTANT STORIES OF
How to Do This:
All you have to do is CAREFULLY
READ the stories in your category. Find a few stories
you think are important. Write down on scrap paper a brief
summary of the article and why it is important. (you're not turning
this in for a grade)
discuss these stories with the people in your group.
LISTEN to what your group-mates have to say. Reach a
consensus (a general agreement) about which should be the top 3
Choose one person to report your
findings (with help from individuals if necessary) out to the rest
of the class. Choose a different person each day for this
BE RESPECTFUL & LISTEN
as other groups report their findings.
Vote on which story you think is the
top story for each group.
When finished, or during any down time,
you may use this time as a study period - to work on homework or read a