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Lesson: Essential Words: Letters of Gratitude to Essential Workers

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It will be hard, but you will prevail

By Helen

In this letter from the Essential Words lesson, a senior at South High School in Minneapolis offers words of support to healthcare workers across the country, including her own mom.

Level

Grade 12

Type

Narrative, Persuasive

Dear healthcare workers,

I know it may not be easy right now. But you can do it. My mom is a nurse at Hennepin County Medical Center, and over there they’re bracing for it too. But you can do it. The term “hero” may seem daunting or inappropriate, but to me, you all are my heroes. You are the toughest, kindest and most intelligent bunch I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. You are prepared, you are ready for this. It will be hard, but you will prevail. From the bottom of my heart I thank you. You are doing the job not many would be up for.

I believe in every single one of you.

Helen, a senior at South High School in Minneapolis

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Essential Words: Letters of Gratitude to Essential Workers

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Few expressions of gratitude are more meaningful than a personalized letter. In this lesson, students reach out to essential workers and return their acts of service and kindness by giving thanks.

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