Focusing your mind: Analyze how newspaper editorials try to influence readers on certain local/state/federal issues.
Read the last seven days of editorials from the News and Sentinel by clicking here.
Using your mind: Analyze the editorial by using the worksheet below. List the topic of the editorial.
List the points the editorial makes. Then list the editorial's argument for his/her point of view.
Topic of the editorial:_______________________________
Point #1 ________________________________________
Point #2 ________________________________________
Point #3 ________________________________________
Point #4 ________________________________________
• Do you agree with the editorial?
• Why/Why not?
• What were the best reasons the editorial used?
• Were any reasons used by the editorial not helpful in convincing you?
• Discuss your reactions with the class.
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