‘Last Days in Vietnam’

Thursday's Editorial - May 4, 2017


1.  What is the main idea of Mr. Smith's commentary?

2.  The purpose of an editorial/commentary is to explain, persuade, warn, criticize, entertain, praise or answer. What do you think is the purpose of Kyle Smith’s editorial? Explain your answer.

 3.  Tone is the attitude a writer takes towards his/her subject: the tone can be serious, humorous, sarcastic, ironic, inspiring, solemn, objective, cynical, optimistic, critical, enthusiastic…etc.  Which word do you think best describes the tone of Mr. Smith’s commentary?  Explain your answer.

4. a) After reading this commentary/movie review, will you watch Last Days in Vietnam? Explain your answer.
b) Ask a parent the same question.