Article of the Week

Starting in the 2013-2014 school year, I have adopted Kelly Gallagher’s Article of the Week.  This assignment asks students to read a text closely by marking it up to show their thinking.  They then write a well-developed paragraph response to a given prompt or any part of the article they would like to respond to.  The AoW assignment accomplishes many goals:

  • Students get increased exposure to informational text
  • Students get practice in reading texts closely
  • Students build up their background knowledge
  • Student are expressing opinions and backing them with support from sources.

Below is a collection of the Article of the Week I have used.  The articles come from my personal searches, Kelly’s website, and colleagues.


Trimester 2

Trimester 1


Trimester 3

Trimester 2

Trimester 1


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