Montana Common Core Standards that apply to CNN Student News:Grades 6-8 Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies Text Types and Purposes 2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including narration of historical events, scientific procedures, or technical processes. a. Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose; include formatting (e.g. headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. b. Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples. c. Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts. d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. e. Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone. f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented. Production and Distribution of Writing 4. Produce clear coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. 6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationship between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.