Fifth grade students are writing business letters, explaining a global or local topic of concern, that will be sent to President Obama.
Through this assignment, students are working on: – persuasive argumentative writing – using resources such as the Internet and magazine articles to gather facts and cite them in letters – strengthening their highest level of knowledge as they analyze a problem – collecting evidence to support a position – and creating a possible solution to the problem.
Some topics students chose to write to the president about included: violence in schools and ways to implement more safety; no-kill animal shelters, why we do not have more of them and how can we make sure there are more in each state; border patrol safety; air pollution; and even problems taking place in China.
Letters are almost ready to be sent.
What a great assignment that encourages students to write about a topic they are truly concerned about. Excellent work, fifth graders!