After reading the tale, 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.
- 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
- Display finished products on a Pied Piper of Hamelin-themed bulleting board
- Pupils should be familiar with several writing styles and the story, The Pied Piper of Hamelin
- Requires copies—one per group—color or black-and-white
- Gives learners the opportunity to choose their writing prompt
- The type of letter is highlighted with bold font