Solomon G. Brown: Letter Writing

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Personal correspondence in the form of letters is not as common as it once was. This resource presents an opportunity for you to introduce your class to letter writing and cover topics in social studies. Learners read a letter written in the nineteenth century and analyze the text before completing letter writing worksheets and exchanging their work with a partner.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the letter template with the lesson or on its own during another lesson or activity
Classroom Considerations

  • You'll probably want to rely on the transcript of the letter more than the lesson suggests; the writing is difficult to read, and deciphering the words may frustrate learners
Pros

  • Includes a full copy of the original letter
  • Comes with a template for letter writing and worksheet
  • Cross-curricular plan covers topics in social studies and language arts
Cons

  • None
Common Core