Reading, Writing

Reading comprehension: letter to the editor

Why was this letter written and what does the writer want? In this language arts worksheet, children will read a protest letter and then answer questions about the letter's intent, the reasons given, the form of expression, and whether or not the argument will be effective. Then, children will gather notes and write a letter to the editor of their own.


Analyzing writing, identifying key details, Organizing an argument, Point of view, Reading comprehension, Taking notes, writing to answer questions

Common Core Standards: Grade 3 Reading: Informational Text, Grade 3 Reading: Foundational Skills, Grade 3 Writing

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.10, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.8