My students are hooked on CNN Student News! It is a great, free online resource that is perfect to get students thinking about current events with a Common Core lens. This activity set has TEN templates to choose from and is aligned with Common Core Literacy and Writing standards for ELA, history and science (NGSS).There are varying templates for teachers to implement depending on style and class ability level.
In the news magazines for box in your classroom library...You don't have to teach current events to make students knowledgable about what's going on in the world. This would be a great option for when students finish an activity early.
CURRENT EVENTS: News Article Summary & Analysis Template
A great tool for students to get involved with the news and current events. This simple writing format helps students find, summarize and write opinions about current news stories. A great filler for various classes.