In this assignment, students write a letter to a distant friend during the time of English Colonization of the Americas. The assignment includes an information bank full of key information that must be included in the letter. I usually ask my students to write a rough draft and to underline the information from the information bank. After some editing, I show the students how to create a final draft on antique paper (instructions are included with this assignment). This assignment is aligned to the common core standards and is a great way to get your students writing across the curriculum!
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