Letters Home - Creative Writing Assignment w/Rubric

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In this creative writing assignment, students choose a character from a novel and write a "letter home". They consider what version of events the character might include in a letter to a loved one, deciding what to play up and what to omit. This is a great assignment for any grade level and can be applied to any book that features characters away from home.

Here are just a few examples:

*The Odyssey – Homer *A Separate Peace – John Knowles *Divergent – Veronica Roth *All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Marque *The Westing Game – Ellen Raskin
*Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad *The Fellowship of the Ring – J. R. R. Tolkien *Looking for Alaska – John Green *Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card

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1. Project Description with Points-Based (Analytic) Rubric
2. Project Description with Standards-Based (Holistic) Rubric
3. Editable version (.doc)

I originally designed this assignment for Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels and it was an absolute blast! I had students turn in letters with all manner of coffee-stained paper, etc., to mimic war-battered stationery.

This product is also part of the The Killer Angels – Resource Bundle.

Are you looking for other materials to help you teach The Killer Angels? Try these:

Michael Shaara Background PPT (free)
Character Sketch Project
Political Cartoon Project
Reading Comprehension Passage (Chamberlain)
 
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Letters Home - Creative Writing Assignment w/Rubric
Letters Home - Creative Writing Assignment w/Rubric
Letters Home - Creative Writing Assignment w/Rubric
Letters Home - Creative Writing Assignment w/Rubric
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