End of Year World Geography Persuasive Writing Activity

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This no prep print-and-go product is a fun end of year writing activity for social studies classes that learned about world geography. Students pretend to be exchange students and based on their knowledge of regions of the world, they write a persuasive letter to their town's foreign exchange student committee about which region of the world is the best one for them to spend a year in. Students select one of the regions they studied in class and describe some of its features, then explain why that is the region they would like to live in for the next year. Students must also discuss a couple of their selected region's negative features and explain why they do not outweigh its good points.

Included in this product are 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. 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 world in an engaging way!

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What you get in this product:

★ A Table of Contents for quick reference (1 page)

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

★ A page listing the lesson objectives (1 page)

★ RAFTS pages, in color and grayscale (1 page each for a total of 2 pages)

★ Directions to students pages, in color and black-and-white (1 page each for a total of 2 pages)

★ The writing prompt, in 5 versions: one with space for listing all the regions studied, three with different types of maps to help students recall the regions they learned about, and one with blank space for notes of any kind (5 pages)

★ A graphic organizer for writing notes, in 2 versions--one for notes about three regions and one with more space for notes about just one region (2 pages)

★ A pre-writing organizer to write about a selected region in a logical, sequential way (2 pages)

★ 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)

★ A checklist to assess the finished product (1 page)

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

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End of Year World Geography Persuasive Writing Activity
End of Year World Geography Persuasive Writing Activity
End of Year World Geography Persuasive Writing Activity
End of Year World Geography Persuasive Writing Activity