The bigger picture behind the refugee crisis

Thursday's Editorial - October 1, 2015


1.  The purpose of an editorial/commentary is to explain, persuade, warn, criticize, entertain, praise or answer. What do you think is the purpose of this editorial? Explain your answer.

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

3.  a) What do you think about Mr. Goodwin's assertions?  Is he too harsh, is he accurate, is he completely off-base?
b) Ask a parent the same question.