This time of year is a great time to have student's brush up on their letter writing skills.
Let's face it, in today's world chances are they may have never actually written a letter. Imagine all those sad grandparents!
For this writing assignment, give your students words you'd like them to incorporate in their letter.
Have students aim at writing at least a page.
Have students pick someone to send the letter to or send them to our service men and women, veterans, assisted living homes, homeless shelters etc.
You can teach the students how to address envelopes, the proper way to compose a letter and even a few new words.
But more importantly, you can teach how to write from your heart and make someone feel remembered this time of year!