Current Events Guide for Writing the Science Current Event Article Summary
For students in grades 6-8, this guide provides tips on how to write a science article summary for a monthly current events assignment. The summary will count as both
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Slide1Current EventsGuide for Writing the Science Current Event Article Summary Ms. Pellicano Grades: 6,7,8
Slide2How to Write The Science ArticleSummary Each month you will find and summarize a science current events article. This summary will count not only as a quiz grade but as a writing grade so be sure that you hand it in on time and do your best on it. Each article MUST be summarized in your own words. It is important to read about new discoveries because they can impact our lives in many ways. Think of all the ways that technology advances our lives. There are new discoveries in medicine that help to save lives or advances in computers that help us to talk to people in other countries.
Slide3Where to Look for ArticlesNY times: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/science/index.html Science News for Kids: http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com Don’t forget that you can use the newspaper and magazines for articles as well. National Geographic for kids is a great source of science articles.
Slide4Setting up your Article Summary(Requirments) • Your paper is to be typed, Times New Roman, size 12 font. • Check your work for spelling and grammar. • Articles are due on the First of Each Month • DO NOT make a cover page. Use a complete school heading. • A.) Include the following Name of the article Author Source (where did the article come from? ) Date of the article B.) Summary C.) Reaction D.) Attach a copy of your article
Slide5SummaryThe first sentence of your summary should tell the name of website or newspaper article, date of the article, author, and name of the article. In your own words write a summary of the article that is 8 sentences long. You may find that you need more than 1 paragraph for your summary. Include the following in your summary: • Who is involved? • What happened • When did it happen? • Where did it happen? • Why did it happen?
Slide6ReactionThe reaction is your opinion of the article. Write this section in paragraph form, with 8 sentences. Use supporting details (evidence) from the article to support your opinions. Include the following: • Your thoughts about the article • Why this article interested you • Do you agree or disagree with events in the article? • Why is this article important to our everyday lives?
Slide7RubricRequirements Points Points Points Set up All required elements are present and article is attached to summary 5 All required elements are present but article is not attached 3 Several required elements are present. 2 Appearance Neatly typed, follows the A,B,C , D set up 5 Neatly typed, but set up is out of order 3 Typed but student did not follow set up directions. 2 Summary Summary contains answers to all summary questions. Written in students own words 20 Summary contains answers to most of the summary questions Written in students own words 16 Summary contains few to none of the answers to the summary questions. Summary is not written in students own words 14 Reaction Reaction is complete and well thought out. Student used 2 or more details to support ideas. 20 Reaction is thought out and contains 1 supporting detail 16 Reaction is not well thought out Student did not use supporting details 14