Have students take notes as they listen to you read a News for You article. Here are some ways to approach the activity:
This activity gets students to think about a person and share what they know before they read about him or her.
Select a well-known person from a current issue of News for You. Make sure it is someone your students are likely to know something about. Write the name on the board. Divide the class into pairs or small groups and ask them to share what they know about the person. You can use the 5W questions: Who, What, Where, When, and Why. Give the students a time limit for gathering information. Ask each group to choose a recorder.
When time is up, the groups share what they gathered with the class. Write the information on the board as each group's recorder responds.
The activity generates vocabulary related to the person. It also gives students good background for reading the article itself and discussing the issues it raises.