Primary Source Analysis Sheet
Type of Source - Circle Primary or Secondary Check mark: Diary _____ Newspaper______ Letter _____ Photograph ______ Other_________________
Date of Document:
Speaker: Who is writing, what do you know about the author?
Audience: Who is meant to read/see this document? Is this private or public? How does this change the meaning or tone of the document?
Occasion: What is the reason this primary source was created?
Purpose: Why is the author writing/ creating this document?
Subject: What does this document tell you?
Tone: What is the tone/ feel of the document? Serious, humorous, chatty, sarcastic, and why?
Questions: On the back of this sheet, answer in complete sentences.
1. List what information you learned from this primary source.
2. What questions do you have after reading this document?