Students’ age range: 12-14
Main subject: Language arts and literature
Topic: Letter of Apology
Teacher will give each student a diagram to view and discuss. Students will review the different parts of the letter and highlight the functions they serve.
Students will participate in a Treasure Hunt exercise where the teacher reads clues for students to find various parts of a letter. After all the pieces to the letter has been found, the students will organize the pieces of the sample letter in logical order then paste them on the board.
Students will read and discuss the information presented in the letter. The teacher may use the following guided questions:
? What is the letter about?
? Who did something wrong?
? How does Amy try to correct the problem she created?
? If you were Margeret, would you forgive her?
Students will copy the letter mounted on the board in their notebooks as an example.
Using the Jigsaw Discussion strategy, students will discuss essential details to be included in the letter of apology. Each group of three will act as one unit in the discussion.
Both students and teacher will generate a checklist of important details to include in the letter of apology.
In groups of three, students will consider the scenario, given through a role play, that a friend was offended by a remark that you made about him/ her being greedy. They are to discuss how they will go about apologizing and say what is essential to include.
Students will be instructed to write a letter of apology to a friend who you offended by a remark that you made about him/ her being greedy.
Students will be instructed to take a stamp and an envelope to the next class.