Lesson Plan

Editorials and Opinion Articles

Reading the news is fun, and that's a fact! With the lesson plan, scholars differentiate between fact and opinion as they read editorial articles. They complete a worksheet to analyze the information before writing their own editorials as an extension to the lesson plan.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners embark on a newspaper or magazine scavenger hunt to find examples of the four most common types of editorial and opinion articles
  • Encourage individuals to submit their editorials to a school-based publication or the local newspaper
Classroom Considerations
  • Select three editorial or opinion articles for the lesson, or have students find them in advance
  • Requires printing the worksheet (one copy for each participant)
  • Provides thoughtful discussion topics 
  • Worksheet includes analysis questions that facilitate critical thinking 
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