Letter Writing: Advocacy

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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Common Core Standards
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Introduce your students to the concept of advocacy through this persuasive letter writing unit that focuses on high interest animal rights issues. This two-week unit uses handouts and a Powerpoint presentation to introduce students to the concept of advocacy and the power of persuasive letter writing to affect real change. Students will learn the strategies and structure of a persuasive letter, and demonstrate their ability to support a claim with their own ideas as well as borrowed ideas from a credible source. While this unit can support any topic, three high interest animal rights issues are featured:
• Puppy Mills
• Factory Farms
• Orcas in captivity

Materials include:
• Common Core Rationale
• Lesson plans
• Informational sources
• Powerpoint presentation
• Video clips
• Handouts
• Project description
• Rubric
• Sample letter
• Mini-lessons on elaboration and synthesis
• Revision and editing checklists
Total Pages
48
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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Letter Writing: Advocacy
Letter Writing: Advocacy
Letter Writing: Advocacy
Letter Writing: Advocacy