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Directions: Using the journalistic approach of Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How, examine one of the documents on the Document Gallery page. Use the guide below to describe what you read.

How Does It Read? Guide
Who is the author or narrator? 

Describe any background information you may have found about this person. 

Who is the audience? 

Why do you think the author chose this audience? 

What is the purpose of the writing? Why do you think the author or narrator wrote or spoke about this particular topic? 

Where is the setting for this writing? 

When was it written? 

How does the writing relate to the time period? 

Are there any words that are new to you?


What experiences have you had that relate to what you are reading? 

How do you feel about what you read? Why?




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