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Unit One A Week Five: Canadian Identity Lesson 1.15 Complete the following tasks, record your responses on this document, and submit the document (as an attachment) via Blackboard. You will need more space to record your answers; keep typing and the space will expand. 35 marks Before Composing and Creating In the previous lesson, you read and analyzed three editorials; in this lesson, you will need to refer to the four editorials (Lessons 1.13 and 1.14). Editorials are meant to influence people's actions. As such, an editorial is a persuasive text. In a persuasive text, the introduction paragraph states what the listener or reader should do or believe. The supporting paragraphs provide the reasons and proof for doing or believing the position presented in the introduction. These supporting paragraphs (complete with details and examples) are arranged in a "persuasive" order (e.g., leaving the most persuasive reason until last). The concluding paragraph restates or summarizes the argument, action, or position the writer wants the listener/reader to take. An editorialist convinces his or her listeners/readers that he or she is right by using accurate information, concrete examples, and compelling organization. The Introduction The introduction of an editorial should begin with a device to catch the listener’s or reader's attention (e.g., a strong statement of the main idea/thesis, a question, or an important or unusual or dramatic detail). The introduction should also express a firm opinion or position that the writer wants the reader to consider. 1. What introduction statement does Stephen March make in “(N)O Canada!” to engage his listener’s or reader’s attention? /2 marks The introduction statement used is- “ When the Conservative government proposed changing a single line of our national anthem this past spring, the outrage was ferocious enough that the idea was shelved in less than forty-eight hours”. This introduction statement makes an impact as it want people to keep reading on. 2. In “Canadians must always speak up against hate,” what statement does the writer make to catch the reader’s attention? /2 marks The introduction statement is “Canadians benefit greatly from a free, welcoming society that does its best to accommodate newcomers. We should never take that for granted, and we should remind ourselves to do the daily work that’s needed to keep it this way.”
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This statement is long, but inspiring- so people keep wanting to reading. People want to
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