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4. Now that you know what a letter to the editor is and what topics it may cover, go back to the letters on the previous page. What is/are the topic(s) of these letters?

5. Class discussion.

a) Do you like reading other people’s opinions?

b) Have you ever written a letter to a magazine? If so, what was it about?

c) Do you share your opinions about something that you have read in a magazine/newspaper with other people? How do you prefer to do it (comments, social networks, personally)?

d) If you were to write a letter to the editor, which magazine and category would you choose?

e) How could you check the facts before giving your opinion on a subject?


a) Do you think magazines are reliable sources of information?

b) Why do you think magazines use celebrities on their covers? What do they want to sell?

c) With a colleague, analyze the covers on the first page of this unit. What lifestyles, values, and physical features are represented or omitted on them?

d) Do the images reinforce any stereotypes – preconceptions about what it means to be beautiful, interesting, etc.?

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1. Read the following letter to the editor. Does it present facts or opinions? How do you know? Answer in your notebook.

Teen Magazines Lack Substance

By Alysha S., Dell Rapids, SD

I agree with Natascia L. I sometimes wish I could read about topics other than Paris Hilton or how to apply eyeliner correctly. I think that if we had a magazine that talked about actual news, it would sell. Most teenagers need to be more informed about politics and world issues. Teenagers today need a magazine with substance.

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