1.14 Lesson and Assignment.docx - Unit One A Week Five Canadian Identity Lesson 1.14 Complete the following tasks record your responses on this document

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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.
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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 b)Which of the four purposes (see the list above) does this editorial achieve? Explain. /1 mark
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