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This assignment and rubric are designed to help students complete an essay about an article. The teacher should select an appropriate article and use this assignment to help students respond to what they have read. The public library is a good source of articles (National Geographic, Cobblestone, Calliope, Time, Newsweek, etc.). Your school may also have access to publications such as Junior Scholastic, Weekly Reader, etc.). This resource is part of the Rubrics and Scoring Guides collection.


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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-08-30.

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Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This is an excellent resource that can be used with a variety of topics in any Social Studies class. The handout provides directions to students on how to write a reaction to an article. It includes both fact-based and critical thinking questions which encourage the students to form opinions on the topic. There is also a rubric for grading the assignment which can be a useful tool for both students and teachers.

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