Writing Guidelines: Current Events
Have a volunteer define or explain the term current events. (Definition: “Important political or social events happening now.”) Then discuss with students examples of national and local current events. Follow with a review of the guidelines for reporting on a current event. Point out that the 5 W’s questions identify the key details of an event. Additional details are usually needed to write an effective report. Consider modeling the process for writing this type of report before students draft their own.