Dear Future Self Letter Unit

Dear Future Self Letter Unit
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This unit is an excellent way to begin the year as it requires students to set goals for their future, utilize close reading strategies, and write effective paragraphs. In this unit, students will learn how to perform a close read before reading two speeches focusing on the importance of education and following one's passion. Students will then learn how to write an ACES paragraph before developing a letter to their future self. Using a helpful outline, students will write a four paragraph letter addressing their future self utilizing the ideas and evidence from Obama and Jobs' speeches.

This zip file folder includes:
-Close Reading Strategies (PowerPoint)
-Close Reading Assessment
-Back to School Speech by Barack Obama
-Commencement Speech by Steve Jobs
-Close Reading Graphic Organizer
-ACES Writing Strategy PowerPoint
-ACES Writing Strategy Graphic Organizer
-Dear Future Self: Brainstorming Activity
-Dear Future Self: Preparing to Write Handout
-Dear Future Self: Outline & Writing Model
-Dear Future Self: Instructions
Dear Future Self: Rubric & Self Assessment Tool
Total Pages
40 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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