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Simulated Letters. Cheryl Mizell Cindy Vega 4300 A Dr Tonja Root Fall 08. Prewrite Stage Cindy Vega. GPS

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Cheryl mizell cindy vega 4300 a dr tonja root fall 08

SimulatedLetters

Cheryl MizellCindy Vega4300 ADr Tonja RootFall 08


Prewrite stage cindy vega
Prewrite StageCindy Vega

GPS

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:

  • f. May include prewriting.

PLO

The students will complete a graphic organizer for the prewrite stage of writing a simulated letter.


What is a simulated letter instructional strategy
What is a Simulated Letter?Instructional strategy

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.


Prewrite instruction
Prewrite: Instruction

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


  • hr: Antiques Robinson,Civil Rights Advocate. : How much is an Abraham Lincoln handwritten letter worth today?

    • Retrieved October 28, 2008 from:

    • http://hrantiques.com/how-much-is-an-abraham-lincoln-handwritten-letter-worth-today/


Practice activity
Practice Activity Robinson,Civil Rights Advocate.

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.


Assessment activity
Assessment Activity Robinson,Civil Rights Advocate.

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.


Drafting
Drafting Robinson,Civil Rights Advocate.

  • GPS for Drafting Stage:

    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.


Drafting instruction putting ideas on paper
Drafting Instruction: Robinson,Civil Rights Advocate. Putting Ideas on paper

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.

  • Greeting: To whom you are writing the letter to.

  • Body The information about the event the writer is telling. This is often called the “meat” of the letter.

  • Closing: The closing is at the end of the letter.

  • Types of closings: Sincerely, Your Friend Love,

  • Very truly yours

  • Heading: Put the date in the heading.


Practice activity1
Practice Activity 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.


Assessment for drafting
Assessment for Drafting Robinson,Civil Rights Advocate.

Students will individually write a draft of a simulated letter after completing the graphic organizer.


References
References Robinson,Civil Rights Advocate.

  • Tompkins, G.E. (2009). Language arts: Patterns of practice (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

  • Shore, D. & J. Alexander (2006). This is the dream. Harper Collins Publishers .

  • Rappaport, D. (2001). Martin’s big words. New York: Hyperion.

  • Vega, C. (2008). Simulated letter graphic organizer.

    Unpublished graphic organizer, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA.


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