This assignment engages students in a short writing task from the perspective of an English colonist writing home to England. Depending on the perspective students choose, students write a letter "home" describing the trip, why they left, and various aspects of what life in the colony is like. The directions reference textbook pages that you will need to customize to your textbook.
This .zip download includes a handout with directions for completing the assignment, a rubric, a postcard template, and sentence frames for struggling writers.
*I used a font called "Washington Text" that is available to download for free from www.dafont.com