Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Letter


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A letter is a written, typed, or printed form of communication that can be considered a _____.

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1. When analyzing a letter, what specific questions should we ask ourselves about the author's purpose?

2. When analyzing a letter, we need to take into account any related background information and what we can learn from this source. What questions should we be asking ourselves?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There is a lot of information to take into account when you're analyzing a letter. In this quiz, you'll be asked to consider these forms of information.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The purpose of this quiz is to test your letter analysis skills with regards to:

  • What kind of source a letter is considered
  • Issues to ponder about a letter author's purpose
  • Questions to ask ourselves when considering the background info of the letter
  • Reasons it's important to know a letter's audience
  • Words and phrases used in letters to communicate certain messages

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the most pertinent information in the lesson on analyzing letters
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have gained about author's purpose
  • Knowledge application - use this knowledge to successfully answer questions about background information related to sources

Additional Learning

More on this topic can be found in the lesson Practice Analyzing and Interpreting a Letter, including:

  • The definition of a primary source
  • Factors to consider when analyzing a letter
  • Analysis of a famous letter