Students can get different perspectives on key current events with this terrific collection of news apps and sites. Reading levels are dialed down but not dumbed down, and you& see a host of topics that kids will naturally gravitate toward.
Common Core is all about evidence! Standard One for all grades is all about showing the evidence! This is a great Anchor Chart for Textual Evidence Sentence Starters- I would modify the language required for upper elementary and middle school students.
Materials Included in PDF form: *Full Lesson Plan aligned with Common Core Standards *Viewing Guide for President's Address *Discussion Questions *Article for Teacher Background Knowledge *Transcript of President's Address