Unit One A Week Five: Canadian Identity Lesson 1.14 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. 45 marks Before Composing and Creating Stephen Marche’s “(N)O Canada!” is an editorial. In this lesson, you will read and respond to several editorials as preparation for crafting your own editorial. An editorial is a comment on and/or an interpretations of current events, ideas, or conditions. Although editorials express an opinion, the opinion is supported by evidence (i.e., examples, facts, anecdotes, analogies); this evidence-based opinion is known as an enlightened opinion. Typically, editorials are published in newspapers and magazines, broadcast on radio and television, or published online. Editorials are intended to influence people’s actions and thoughts; in other words, editorials are persuasive . Editorials serve one of four purposes: 1. Interpretative: The writer explains or interprets a news event. 2. Critical: The writer criticizes existing conditions or situations and tries to persuade the reader to make specific changes. 3. Commemorative or special occasion: The writer marks an occasion and notes its significance. 4. Humorous or satirical: The writer ridicules or criticizes a current event or situation. When crafting an editorial, the writer organizes and presents his/her ideas as follows: Summary and background of the issue or event. Writer’s position or stance regarding the issue or event. Writer’s proposed solution(s). Evidence supporting the writer’s position or stance (include the other side or opposing viewpoints if necessary or appropriate). Conclusion that clearly punches home the stance.
1. Read the complete editorial “The myth of Canadian diversity” from The Globe and Mail . 2. a) What is the opinion expressed in this editorial? / 1 mark The main opinion expressed is that Canada is a long living, huge, prosperous and unique country. b) Which of the four purposes (see the list above) does this editorial achieve? Explain. / 1 mark Interpretative: The editorial is making people understand what others think about Canada. c) Who stands to benefit from the opinion expressed in it? Provide evidence from the editorial. / 2 marks Canada stands to benefit from the opinion expressed in it. Canada gets famous as it ages with prosperity. Canada is a large country with moderate amount of population- Not too much or not too less, just perfect to mix in with people. d) Who stands to lose from the opinion expressed in it? Provide evidence from the editorial. /2 marks People who are against Canada stand to lose, people who hate and don’t understand Canada stand to lose. Canada has regional differences but, they are not as much as other countries- people who think and criticize that Canada is not doing a good job.
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