I quickly came across Runde's Room. Jen has several websites that shared websites geared toward kids where you can find "good news". She also had a great freebie that I knew would be perfect!
Before I officially sent the kiddos free on their assignment, we quickly went through the 5 Ws. (Please do not judge that hand!)
The websites we visited were Happy News and Good News Stories. I gave the kiddos their choice and they split about half and half. (Jen has more good news websites listed in her blog post.)
My 6th graders took nearly 30 minutes to get this activity completed. I told them to make sure and read the article before they started the worksheet. They wanted to make sure their article was long enough to fully answer each of the five questions. Telling them that worked like a charm because I bet every student read at least three articles! All I kept hearing was, "Check this out" "This is sweet!" "Can you believe that?" It was nice to see them so interested and engaged.
Click here or on the photo below to get your freebie from Jen's blog post.
How could this activity work in your classroom?