This is a letter that I wrote to my OLC literacy class, that I urge you to use as well.
I've left space for you to sign where I usually do - right after the letter part.
They sort of start this course on a low...because they're forced to be here since they failed a test once, or twice...they tend to feel like they've been wrongly judged.
I also hear kids say that they're dumb, that they can't read or write - which absolutely isn't true. I don't want them to start my course feeling like they CAN'T do ANYTHING.
I give them this to start the semester off fresh.
It also has a practice paragraph task that's great for diagnostic - to check-in to see where they're at with their writing skills.
It asks them to talk positively about themselves :)
It's a good mini review as well.
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