Grade 8 | Argumentative | Text-Dependent
You have read two articles about Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who provided the media with top- secret government information about surveillance programs:
Edward Snowden is No Hero
Edward Snowden, Whistle-Blower
Consider the arguments and claims each author makes about whether Edward Snowden is a hero or a traitor and write an essay evaluating these claims. Determine whether the claims are reasonable and supported with valid evidence. Explain which author presents the most convincing argument about whether Edward Snowden is a hero or a traitor. Use evidence from the articles in your essay to support your explanation.