What a Difference a Year Makes: Billy's Letter
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Seventh graders read, "Where the Red Fern Grows" and write a RAFT letter from the point of view of the character Billy to his grandpa reflecting on the death of his dog and his adjustment to life in town.
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The Call of the Wild: What Makes a Book Great?
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7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How to Set Out an Informal Letter
Walk your class through each step in writing an informal letter. This fabulous PowerPoint provides a great example for all parts of an informal, or personal, letter. After reviewing this presentation, your class will be ready to write...
3rd - 10th English Language Arts
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