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Use this engaging back to school video writing assignment as a way to allow students to share the truth about their generation while also helping to improve their writing. In this assignment, students will write an open letter discussing the seven greatest misunderstandings people have about their generation and why they are different than the way people perceive them. The best part is that your purchase comes with a hand-drawn video, created by the talented John Spencer, that introduces the assignment to hook students in! Watch the preview video above to get a sneak peek of the video included and download the preview to get a closer look at the assignment instructions, student handout, pre-writing organizers, editing checklists included! There is absolutely no prep required to implement this lesson/assignment!



• Students watch a hand-drawn video that introduces the assignment to students to help them consider the areas where other generations may have misunderstandings or misconceptions about their generation. This video is highly engaging and will hook your students immediately. Watch the video preview on the product page to get a sneak peek.

• Use the eye-catching PowerPoint presentations to introduce the assignment in more detail to your class and guide you through each element of the assignment/lesson.

• Use the instructions, student handout, pre-writing organizers, editing checklists to implement the writing lesson.



→ Introductory video ( Included in PowerPoint – 1min 19sec)

→ Teacher Instructions

→ PowerPoint to guide the lesson

→ Writing an open letter information handout

→ Brainstorming sheet with prompting questions

→ Outlining sheet (thesis, audience, purpose, main points, support, conclusion)

→ Double-sided rough draft sheet

→ Editing and improving checklists

→ Double-sided final copy sheet

→ Teacher rubric


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