Writing to Inspire or Advise

Writing to Inspire or Advise

CRA Description : 
After reviewing and analyzing letters and other media that offer advice to incoming high school students, students are asked to write a letter to a first-year student at their school. This assignment addresses students' ability to analyze audience in a meaningful way and to identify and probe into an appropriate issue, drawing on and incorporating their academic experiences. The letters students write will illustrate and support points in ways their audience will find persuasive; they will establish a voice and tone that will connect with the reader; and they will be written in an informal but polished style.
Subjects: 
English Language Arts
Key Concepts and Terms: 
Conference
Draft
Edit
Revise
Tone
Voice
Prior Knowledge: 
Students should be comfortable using word processing software and have prior understanding of and practice in all parts of the writing process, including invention, drafting, revision, and proofreading. Students should understand the concept of audience analysis as a means of generating and developing meaningful content. Students should be experienced in adapting voice and style to audience and occasion.