End of Year U.S. Geography Persuasive Writing Activity

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This is a fun end of year no prep print-and-go writing activity for social studies classes that learned about the geography of the United States. Students have to write a letter to their family and persuade them to visit a U.S. region or state during summer vacation. Students select one of the regions or states they studied and describe some of its features, then explain why that is the region or state they would like to visit.

This product includes a writing prompt in RAFTS (Role, Audience, Format, Topic, Strong Verb) form, graphic organizers for note-taking and pre-writing, a model of a friendly letter, a checklist for assessing the final product, pages for writing the first draft and final copies, and explanatory notes to the teacher. There is one version of the writing prompt for writing about a region and one version for writing about a state; the prompt is the same except for the words region or state. The writing prompt pages come in three versions: without clipart, with clipart in color, or with clipart in grayscale.

This product is appropriate for both English Language Learners and native English speakers. A suggestion for an optional oral presentation component has been added to this product to give students practice in giving speeches. This activity can be done in class or for homework; if done entirely in class, it will take 3 - 4 periods, depending on how much time is allocated for note-taking, pre-writing and revising.

This culminating activity enables students to review what they have learned over the past year about the geography of the United States in an enjoyable and engaging way!

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What you get in this product:

★ A Table of Contents for quick reference (2 pages)

★ A page listing the ELA Common Core standards addressed (1 page)

★ Pages listing the lesson objectives, for regions and for states (1 page each for a total of 2 pages)

★ RAFTS pages, in color and grayscale, for regions and for states (2 pages each for a total of 4 pages)

★ Directions to students pages, in color and black-and-white, for regions and for states (2 pages each for a total of 4 pages)

★ The writing prompt about U.S. regions, in 3 versions: one with space for listing all the regions studied, one with a color map of the U.S. to help students recall the regions they learned about, and one with the map in grayscale (3 pages)

★ The writing prompt about U.S. states, in 3 versions: one with space for listing some of the states studied, one with a color map of the U.S. to help students recall the states they learned about, and one with the map in grayscale (3 pages)

★ A graphic organizer for writing notes about three regions or states (1 page for each version; 2 pages total)

★ A graphic organizer for writing notes about a selected region or state (1 page for each version; 2 pages total)

★ A pre-writing organizer to write about the selected region or state in a logical, sequential way (2 pages for each version; 4 pages total)

★ A model of a friendly letter (1 page)

★ A lined page with a border for writing the first draft (1 page)

★ A blank page with a border for writing the first draft (1 page)

★ A lined page with a border for writing the final copy (1 page)

★ A blank page with a border for writing the final copy (1 page)

★ Checklists to assess the finished product; one for regions and one for states (1 page each; 2 pages total)

★ A Notes to the Teacher section that contains explanatory information (2 pages)

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End of Year U.S. Geography Persuasive Writing Activity
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End of Year U.S. Geography Persuasive Writing Activity