Sunday, April 28, 2013

A Letter to My Hero {FREEBIE}

It has been a busy week, but I thought that I would pop in quickly and share a new home experience with you. Although I call these "home experiences," they could easily be used in the classroom without any adaptations. I have been using these experiences as a way of providing meaningful, relevant homework for my students. I am not a worksheet teacher and try to take every opportunity to get my students to think a little deeper. Someday soon I will share my home experience journey with you all, but for now I will focus on heroes! This new experience supports our current I.B. unit under the transdisciplinary theme, Who We Are. Our central idea for the unit is: Exploring the lives of influential people helps to develop our own potential.  This year I have a lot of eager writers (it has been a dream), so I have a feeling that this is going to be a hit! The students are given the task of choosing a hero, someone that has influenced them. They then brainstorm, write a rough draft, proofread the letter (using standard proofreading marks), and then write the final draft. We will be mailing the letters next week and will hopefully receive a few responses before the close of the school year!
 If you would like this free home experience, just click on the picture below!
The experience freebie has everything you need to use it with your students. I also included letter writing paper options. This year I have a few students with fine motor deficits and they need special paper, so I figured I would share it will you as well!

If you download the home experience, please come back and let me know what you think!


  1. This is SO great!! I love it! Thank you for sharing!
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  2. We are coming up on our Friendly Letter Unit & this is perfect! Thank you! I'll let you know how it goes :)

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