Explain that students will type their final drafts during the next class session. LaRue to bring him home.
A lesson plan on how to write good letters to the editor By Mike Fricano, Editor Grades: Subjects: Language arts, social studies, life skills Overview of lesson plan: Students will learn to write a letter to the editor that would be good enough to be considered for publication.
This lesson could be the beginning of a student-written, class newspaper or magazine. Introduction 5 minutes Gather the Dear Mrs. If necessary, ask questions such as the following to guide students' observations: What did you notice about the organization of the letters?
Think aloud that the newspaper articles helped the reader to determine what was fact and what was opinion in the story. Emphasize that the comma in the greeting goes after the name. On page three, they can read two letters to the editor that criticize L. Session Four Review the criteria for effective letters to the editor that students created, and answer any questions that students have about the project or their drafts.
Have the students share which stories they read and what they thought of those stories, using the notes the students have written.
In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to creatively express their opinions in the context of a "letter to the editor. Give the student an example of a piece of constructive criticism to show students how their feedback should be delivered. With students working in groups of two to three, the whole class can work with one letter.
Divide the students in pairs and have them trade papers.