SCIENCE NEWS ARTICLE WRITE-UP INSTRUCTIONS Keep this page in the science section of your binder.

Name__________________________

Science News Article
Objective: To practice searching and reading science news and periodicals To improve skill in understanding and summarizing news information To increase relevance of science to your own life Requirement: Each month, students will turn in a news article that they have read, with an attached written summary. Details: * Article sources can include newspapers, magazines, internet news sources. *Article must have been published since the previous news article due date. *Summary may be typed or handwritten for hard-copy articles, but must be hand-written for internet articles. *Summary must include the CSR pre-writing format given on the back, and be one to two paragraphs (5-10 sentences) in length. *Article with summary will count 15 points towards homework grade. 5 points: appropriate, attached article, notations and/or highlights 5 points: CSR pre-write 5 points: well-written summary *The entire article must be turned in, attached to (behind) the written work *First article due: Monday, September 28.

SCIENCE NEWS ARTICLE WRITE-UP INSTRUCTIONS Keep this page in the science section of your binder.

FORMAT PREVIEW:
• • • Headline or Title: Source Name and Type: Date: Predict what the article will be about before reading it. Brainstorm what you already know about the topic. This part can be a bulleted list

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CLUNKS: •
• • List all “clunk” words that you encounter throughout the article (words that you don’t know what they mean).* Define a minimum of three of those words (look up the dictionary definition; use the sentence context to determine the most appropriate definition). No clunks? Define 3 words that may be clunks for others
* More than 3 clunk words per paragraph? Choose an easier article!

GET THE GIST Who: (organization, researcher, agency, or group involved or affected) What: (what did they do, discover, study, etc.) How: (how did they do/discover/study? i.e. what was their experimental design?) Where: (where did the work take place, or where was the discovery made?) When: (when did it start, or how long did it take, etc.) So what? (what is the meaning of this news, to people, to science, to you, etc.) One more thing: (an interesting fact that was pointed out, but may not be the main point) My question: (what are you left wondering about after reading the article)

SCIENCE NEWS ARTICLE WRITE-UP INSTRUCTIONS Keep this page in the science section of your binder. SUMMARY PARAGRAPH (S) • One or two well-written paragraphs that describes the article in your own words. • 5-10 sentences • Include, at least, all of the GET THE GIST items WRAP-UP QUESTION • Create one question that could be used to quiz another student about the article
• Question options: multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, one word answer). Name___________________________ Date________________ Period_______________ • • Headline or Title: Source Name and Type: Date of Publication:

PREVIEW Predict:

Brainstorm:

CLUNKS:

GET THE GIST Who: What:

Where: When: So what?

SCIENCE NEWS ARTICLE WRITE-UP INSTRUCTIONS Keep this page in the science section of your binder. One more thing: My question:

WRAP-UP QUESTION

SUMMARY PARAGRAPH (S) (on the back of this page)