Simulated Letters. Cheryl Mizell Cindy Vega 4300 A Dr Tonja Root Fall 08. Prewrite Stage Cindy Vega. GPS
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ELA3W2 The student begins to write in a variety genres, including narrative, informational, persuasive, and response to literature. Critical Component:The student produces a response to literature that:
The students will complete a graphic organizer for the prewrite stage of writing a simulated letter.
A simulated letter is a letter that is written by an author that assumes the identity of a historical figure.
A simulated letter is written to a selected audience.
The voice of a simulated letter portrays the historical time period or event.
Prewriting is the getting ready to write stage.
Choose a topic. Civil Rights and Segregation
Choose a form of writing. Simulated letter
Select your Voice.
Choose your Audience.
Purpose for writing: Express you feelings about civil rights.
Complete a graphic organizer. A graphic organizer is a device that is used for gathering thoughts and organizing ideas.
Graphic O rganizer
The National Archives: Beyond The Playing Field Jackie Robinson,Civil Rights Advocate. Retrieved October 27, 2008 fromhttp://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/jackie-robinson/letter-1967.html
The teacher will read a section from Martin’s Big Words The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. written by Doreen Rappaport.
The teacher will model and use the shared pen technique to complete the graphic organizer for a simulated letter.
The letter will be written as Martin Luther King Jr.
After reading the book, This Is The Dream by Diane Z. Shore & Jessica Alexander. The students will complete their own graphic organizer prior to writing a simulated letter.
The letter will be written as an African American during segregation.
ELA3W2 The student begins to write in a variety genres, including narrative, informational, persuasive, and response to literature.
h. May include a revised and edited draft.
PLO: Students will construct a draft of a simulated letter using the graphic organizer from the prewriting stage.
1. Form ideas from graphic organizer in prewriting stage into complete sentences.
2. Label draft as rough draft.
3. Skip every other line to make room for revisions.
4. Correct spelling is not important in this stage of the writing process. (The content is important at the drafting stage.
Parts of a Letter for children: Robinson,Civil Rights Advocate.
The students and teacher will participate in a shared pen activity to develop a rough draft of a simulated letter using their graphic organizer.
Students will individually write a draft of a simulated letter after completing the graphic organizer.
Unpublished graphic organizer, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA.