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.
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.