Write Letters That Make Things Happen!

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This ReadWriteThink resource focuses on the letter that U.S. schoolgirl Samantha Smith wrote to Russian premier Yuri Andropov in 1983, prompting a correspondence between the two. A classroom activity is featured in which students compose their own letters to "make things happen" on a topic that concerns them. Links to related lesson plans and Web resources, along with a list of related texts, are also found here.

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    Grade: TK/K to 12

    Topics: Writing Strategies, United States History, History-Social Science, Reading Comprehension, English-Language Arts, World History

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