Editorials
 

Writing An Editorial - Basics

http://www.geneseo.edu/~bennett/EdWrite.htm 

Sample Editorial with parts labeled 

Lesson Plan

http://www.wku.edu/3kinds/jrpelp.html

Many Different Lesson Plans

 Parts of an Editorial

Parts of an Editorial

 

 

-In the first paragraph you introduce the PROBLEM or a controversial situation. At the end of the first paragraph you write your POSITION STATEMENT(clear expression of which side of the issue you support).

 

-The second and third paragraphs are similar in the fact that you must SUPPORT your position about the problem/situation with factual information. These paragraphs cannot contain far-fetched speculation or uneducated opinions, but must portray that the writer has some background knowledge about the situation/problem.

 

-The fourth paragraph must contain a statement about the OPPOSING VIEWPOINT or counterpoints to your position and a REBUTTLE(persuasive, factual proof that your position is the right position).

 

-The final paragraph must contain a CALL TO ACTION. This is a very specific request for someone(reader, policy maker, decision-maker) to take action on the situation/problem. 

 

SAMPLE EDITORIAL TOPICS with QUOTES