Ordinary People: Unsent Letter

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Invite your learners to take on the voice of a character from Ordinary People as they write a letter. Pupils use what they know about the given character to compose their letter, which must relate to the plot of the novel.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use this as part of a final project or character study after reading the book
  • Teach your class the important elements of writing a letter as an introduction to this assignment
Pros
  • Includes a fairly detailed rubric
  • A sample letter is provided
Cons
  • Watch out for minor spelling and usage errors