Assignment overview with rubric for a formal letter written to the student to open "after graduation." Teaches formal letter writing, pre-writing, perspective, and editing. Recommended to use with writing portfolios that follow the student through a school career - the letter is sealed and kept in the portfolio to be opened when the student is a senior and graduates. Could be modified to be opened at the end of the school year. Great for a beginning or end of the year activity. PowerPoint for an introductory/note-taking lesson (90 minute block) with 3 additional scaffolding mini-lessons available. Separate rubric for scoring purposes available.