Infographics can help to get your point across to visual learners:

8th Grade Description of Current Events write ups, by Weeks:

http://currentevents.teachersworkplace.org/content/8th-graders-directions-creating-current-event-entries

6th Grade How to Write an Analysis:
http://currentevents.teachersworkplace.org/content/6-graders-guidance-creating-current-event-entries