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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 ________________________________________

Main Argument:___________________________________


•  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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