Divide into groups of 4

Read the excerpt provided and answer the following:

Participation Activity #1

  • Who is the author? Who is the audience?
  • What type of writing is it (persuasive, argumentative, or purely informational)?
  • When was it written? What events were happening around the world at this time?
  • Where was the document written? Where was the document sent (plays in to understanding your audience)?
  • What was the purpose of the document?


  • What does the document tell you?
  • What information can you gather from this document?
  • What conclusions can you affirm? - What is the meaning?


Once you are finished, be sure to write the names of your group members at top of the sheet with your answers and turn-in to me as an exit slip.