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8th Grade Science

Archive for August, 2011

scientific literacy

Current-event article analysis form


Directions:  Answer the following questions based on the article you have chosen to analyze.  Attach a printed copy of the article to your typed report form.


1        Title of article:

2        Date of article: can’t be more than 1 month old

3        Publication/web address article obtained from:

4        Summarize - Show you understand the article by putting the content into your own words.  (8 or more sentences) Be sure to focus on the who, what, when, where, and why.

5        Activate and Connect- How does the content of the article connect text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world.  Explain and defend your connections. You must make connections for all three and please label. ( 2 or more sentences for each connection)

6        Ask Questions- Identify two questions that this article leaves you with and explain why you believe these questions are important to ask and answer.

7        Does this article have an environmental connection (meaning that the content of the item is primarily about science in the surrounding environment or a current environmental issue)? Be sure to explain your answer.