Easy to use, with editable rubric and brainstorming/planning sheet for students included! Copy and go!
By far the best project I've ever done with students! I did a version of this project with inner-city middle school students and with students in Central America. Students are responsible for putting together specific writing documents, including gathering one letter from an adult/teacher/staff member who is important to them and writing a letter to an important adult as well. Great practice for obtaining reference letters in the future, and a powerful experience for students from all backgrounds. Teachers, parents, and students all told me this was one of the most meaningful projects they've ever done.
I've left this scrapbook project as a word document so that you can adjust it to best meet the needs of your students. Easy to use, manage, and change as you see fit for your kids!