Close 
Download this resource

Save PDFs to your computer or to Google Drive.

You Deserve More

1 Student Writing Sample

Save only this sample
Select one to finish
Please wait…
Something went wrong. Please try again.
Success! Check your drive.
Click here to allow 826 Digital to upload to your drive
Lesson: Essential Words: Letters of Gratitude to Essential Workers

Full lesson text and accompanying resources

Save this lesson
Select one to finish
Please wait…
Something went wrong. Please try again.
Success! Check your drive.
Click here to allow 826 Digital to upload to your drive
Writing

You Deserve More

By Sabrin

In this letter from the Essential Words lesson, 9th grader Sabrin discusses how she feels both happy and sad, and thanks nurses nationwide for bringing her peace through their work.

Level

Grade 9

Type

Narrative, Persuasive

Hello Nurses,

My name is Sabrin, I’m in high school. First, before I say anything I want to say how are you guys? I hope you guys are doing good, especially these days. Right now I’m feeling happy and sad at the same time. I’m happy because I am with my family a lot of times. And I’m sad because people are dying and people are outside and helping us like doctors and nurses. I want to say thank you for helping us and trying to save our lives. And I know you guys deserve more than that. I want to say thank you because I see you guys as heroes. I feel peace because I know you guys will help us.

Thank you so much,

Sabrin, Grade 9

From this lesson

Grades 4–12
Informational, Narrative, Persuasive

Essential Words: Letters of Gratitude to Essential Workers

by Cristeta Boarini, 826MSP, and Skylar Burkhardt, 826 National

Lesson Summary

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.

See more Student Writing at this level

Grade 9
Narrative

Note to Self

by Gilbert, 826LA

Writing Sample Summary

One teen writes a letter to his 14-year-old self, citing his past fears but looking towards his present, a brighter future.

Grade 9
Narrative, Persuasive

Strength, Bravery, Selflessness, and Dedication

by Sammie, Grade 9, 826 MSP

Writing Sample Summary

In this letter from the Essential Words lesson, a freshman at South High School in Minneapolis thanks care workers for supporting our local and national communities during this global pandemic.