What Letter Will You Write?

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After reading "The Pied Piper of Hamelin," scholars discuss the emotions the events provoked in its characters. In pairs, writers compose a letter depending on the topic and style of their choice then reply to their own or a peer's letter.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Split the lesson into two periods; read the story and conduct the discussion on day one, direct pairs to begin writing on day two, and assign replies on day three 
  • Review completed letters for comprehension and letter writing fluency, create a lesson that addresses challenge areas to follow the activity
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should be familiar with several writing styles and the story
  • Requires copies—one per group
  • Gives learners the opportunity to choose their writing prompt 
  • The type of letter is highlighted with bold font 
  • None