Have a little Valentine's Day fun with your students while incorporating writing for an audience, perhaps even an authentic audience.
This ready-to-use handout has three sample advice columns on one side--perfect for framing a discussion on format and diction and tone expected in an advice column. Note, the topics of the columns are most appropriate for a high school audience, but mature 8th graders would probably be able to handle them.
The opposite side is an advice column template. Have students write a question then trade with a neighbor who will write the response.
Perfect for a mini genre study on ADVICE COLUMNS.
Works well for Cambridge English Language AS level classes who are studying various formats for Writing for an Audience, though it would be fun and appropriate for ANY high school English classroom.