From a Friend
By Nicolien Buholzer, 826LA
In this lesson, students write letters to someone special and reflect on the impact of being kind towards others.
1 Session: 1 Hour
1 Lesson slideshow
3 Lesson handouts
What Your Students Will Learn
Students discuss the role that empathy and kindness has played in their lives, and the lives of those around them, and write affirming letters to someone they know.
Common Core Alignments
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
What Your Students Will Produce
Students will write letters full of affirmation and kindness to someone special in their lives.
Writing Samples from This Lesson
- Me, Myself, and I by Kevin, 826LA