3. year 10 wide reading three letter to the editor power point
YEAR 10 WIDE READING THREE Letter to the editor Annie Davis
TASK• Identify an issue that is covered in your novel.• Link this theme to the real world by reading three articles in the Herald that relate to this theme.• Blog a letter to the Editor of the Herald from the point of view of a character from your chosen novel.• The letter needs to convey the characters opinion on the coverage of the theme.
ISSUES Examples of issues could be conflict, overcoming adversity,discrimination, climate change, bullying, materialism, growing up too fast, poverty, war, cyber safety, violence, identity, hope, addiction, cruelty to animals, equality, racism, education, crime, family, greed, injustice, technology.
SALUTATIONLetter to the editor start with a salutation, usually “DearEditor”.
OPENING STATEMENTLetters to the editor are usually written in a responseto a previous blog entry, article or in response to acurrent issue.For example in the OPENING STATEMENT, the writergives the details of what they are referring to. For example “In response to Catriona MacLennan: NZ can drive ending of animal testing (New Zealand Herald, 5 th December, 2012), I wish to say that I agree with her.
OPINION Following the OPENING STATEMENT, the writer gives their OPINION.For example, “I wantto would be proud tocome from the firstcountry to ban testingon animals”.
ARGUMENTSFollowing OPINION, the writer gives their ARGUMENTS.These arguments must be supported by evidence.For example a quote, a statistic or a fact. An example of an argument is, “society knows better than to have to test on animals”. An example of evidence is a quote from the article, “This barbaric and out-dated type of testing is illegal in the United Kingdom and unacceptable in the OECD”.
CONCLUSIONFinally, your CONCLUSION should restate youropinion as well as summarising your arguments.Also, your conclusion gives you the opportunity tocall for action. For example, “People of New Zealand let’s make a stand against animal testing”.
ISRAELImperative - an order which helps the reader understand the importance of whatyou are saying.Statistics - numbers taken from research thatgive weight and help support your point.Rhetorical question - a question that does notrequire an answer but just some thought.Anecdotes - stories or a personal experiencethat illustrates the point you are making.Examples - quotes or the description of anevent which supports what you are writingabout.Listing - a list of numbers or items.
BLOGGING GUIDELINES1. Only post things that you would want everyone (in school, athome, in other countries) to know. Ask yourself: Is this something Iwant everyone to see? Is there anything in my post that should beprivate?2. Do not share personal information. Ask yourself: Could someonefind where I live based on this information?3. Think before you post. Ask yourself: What could be theconsequences of this post? Is anyone harmed in any way by thispost?4. Know you are communicating with people all over the world. Askyourself: Who is going to look at this, and how will they interpret mywords?5. Consider your audience and that you’re representing OrewaCollege. Ask yourself: Do I have a good reason/purpose to write
TIPSIt is okay in a letter to the editor blog to use thepersonal pronoun “I”. eg. “I am Sure…”Your expression should be emotive, if you usestrong language there is greater likelihood thatyou’ll impress upon the reader. eg. “I wasabsolutely appalled that…”
SUBMISSION Due: Term two Week fourPost your letter to the editor on your blog. Tweet a link to your blog E-mail your letter to your teacher. email@example.com