The classroom is matched up with another classroom in the country or the world. The students communicate by letter or e-mail and compare characteristics of place such as methods of transportation, weather, resources and culture. Students will eventually work with their pen pal classroom to...
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Unit: Writers as Activists
Students will identify causes that they care about and use writing as a tool to make a difference, using the persuasive writing techniques that they identified in previous lessons, by either writing to a lawmaker or a letter to the editor of a newspaper.
This lesson guides learners as they inform a public audience about philanthropic acts that enhance the common good. The learners write newspaper articles that describe their own acts of service and volunteerism or those of other individuals or groups in their community.
Unit: Foundations and You
Students learn effective techniques and complete prewriting activities for writing a persuasive essay. As a culmination of the unit, students choose one of the three styles of writing--news article, personal narrative, or persuasive essay--to write, edit, and publish about their experience with...
The students will write a business letter to the service professional organization they have chosen requesting information about the organization and its cause. This information will be the foundation for the research paper each student will write.
Unit: What Is Philanthropy?
Using the plays from the previous lesson as a jumpstart, the students carry out a plan to share time and talent in the community. They help at a local food pantry or donation center. After the visit, the students reflect on the impact of their...
The purpose of this lesson is to create story scripts from the research and facts collected in Lesson One: Digging Up the Facts. The scripts will be comprised of the following parts: setting, one character per student, problem, solution,...