This PDF gives you all you need to have your students write meaningful, detailed Introductory Letters. Great for the beginning of the year! Included is:
-a brief introduction to teaching an Introductory Letter,
-a printable step-by-step assignment/instruction sheet (with checkboxes for each task) that you can give to students,
-a rubric (with categories for Structure, Process, Ideas, Language and Grammar),
-two suggested mini-lessons explained (Brainstorming & Grouping, Avoiding Banned Words),
-a sample model letter (my own to my students; consider writing your own)
-a sample brainstorming overhead (of my own letter; I use it to demonstrate grouping)
This assignment is perfect for use in a writing workshop or as a single writing assignment!