Smart Camp--Week Five

§ August 5th, 2011 § Filed under Smart Camp, Teacher resources § No Comments

Attention Smart Campers-- Here is your Week Five activity. This week we will use the Letters to the Editor section of the Boston Herald to examine opinions on current events. Teachers who are participating without students can complete this activity on their own.

Letters to the Editor Activity
The Letters section of the Boston Herald is an important part of the newspaper because it gives readers the opportunity to share their opinions.

Read the Letters section in today's Smart Edition. Then select a letter, and use the calendar tool or search box to find the same news article referenced in the letter. Students should read the article and decide if they agree or disagree with the opinion expressed in the letter. Then students should write a paragraph explaining why they agree or disagree with the author of the letter.

Extension Activity-- Students may write and submit their own Letter to the Editor.

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