This Word document gives you all you need to have your students write organized, informed Letters for Social Change. The Letter for Social Change is a persuasive letter about a social issue, and is meant to be sent to the appropriate recipient. Students enjoy sending their thoughts and writing out into the world. Included is:
-a brief introduction to teaching the Letter for Social Change,
-a step-by-step assignment/instruction sheet (with checkboxes for each task) that you can give to students,
-a rubric (with categories for Structure, Process, Description, Spelling and Grammar),
-three suggested mini-lessons (Definition of a Social Action Letter, Audience, Sentence Variation) with explanations,
-a list of possible topics and categories of recipients,
-and two mentor texts with questions.
This would be an effective follow-up assignment to a Persuasive Essay. The document is purposefully in Word so that you can tweak the instructions and/or rubric to fit your students' needs. Perfect for use in a writing workshop or as a single writing assignment.