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The assignment provides an authentic opportunity to write a letter and reach out to an individual who is going through a challenging time. The website MoreLoveLetters.com offers short biographies about individuals in need of letters of love and support. Individuals are changed every month and are often teens or young adults who are going through illness, troubles with mental health, the death of a loved one, or other challenging experience. Full mailing addresses are provided on the website and are awaiting letters of love and support.
The assignment can easily be adapted and modified if there is someone in the school or greater community who is going through a challenging time and would benefit from letters of love and support.
What is the Nicest Thing Anyone Has Ever Done for You?
Chances are memories of you receiving monetary or commercial gifts come to mind, but I am sure memories of individuals doing nice things or gestures are there as well. In some cases it was that visit from a long distance family member or a gesture done by a stranger which have been the greatest gifts we have received.
These memories go to show that it is often not what we give, but the sharing of who we are and what we can be for each other (ie. friend, caring citizen) that is the greatest gift.
You will be writing a letter to an individual who is going through a difficult time and offering your words of love and support.
- Develop a main idea with sufficient supporting details.
- Use of appropriate writing convention (spelling, grammar, punctuation).
- Information and ideas are organized in a coherent manner
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