Monday, December 7: Introduction to Letter Assignment

Today we discussed our next big assignment, writing a letter to a leader or newspaper editor about changing policy or sentiment around an issue.

  1. Students brainstormed their beliefs using this sheet: Activist Letter Brainstorming.
  2. Next, we learned about the three rhetorical appeals: Pathos, Logos, and Ethos. We took notes here: PLE Appeals Guided Notes.
  3. Then, we discussed the specifics of the assignment. Here is the assignment sheet: Activist Letter Assignment.
  4. Finally, we looked at an example together: MsNeale letter.