This writing assignment works well once freshmen are at least one marking period into high school. In this assignment, students write an advice letter to incoming freshmen, offering them tips on teachers, schedules, activities, classes, etc. This is an informal and fun assignment that strengthens formal writing skills. An optional scoring rubric is included.
Freshman Words of Advice Writing Assignment by Marsha Mentzer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License