Grades 7 – 10: Unit 1 Persuasive Writing

The newspaper contains opinion pieces and editorials, which allow individuals to express their opinions.  They are examples of the privileges ensured by the First Amendment of the Constitution.  Editorials can influence, interpret, clarify, criticize, analyze, inspire and sometimes praise.  Turn to the editorial pages in the Hartford Courant.  List all the issues that are addressed.  Select one article that is of particular interest to you.

Highlight all the facts and underline all the opinions in the editorial.

What is the topic of the editorial?

What problem or issue does the editorial expose?

What is the writer’s viewpoint on this topic?

What solutions does the editorial recommend?

What additional solutions could you offer?

Do you consider this a well written piece of work? Why? Why not?

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Posted on February 1, 2011, in Curriculum: Grades 7-10. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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