Writing Prompts


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Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi

For teachers

Taking part in letter writing for a good cause is an excellent practical supplement for your science, geography, language arts, and civic lessons. Use it for group discussion, reports, school newspaper articles, debates, public speaking and letter-writing exercises.

How this action can correspond with different subjects:
Science: Helps to understand how species depend on each other and on the environmental for survival.
Language Arts: Allows demonstrating competence in the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing. Student use style and structure appropriate for specific audiences and purposes, gather and use information for research purposes.
Geography: Explains how human actions modify environmental. Let to know location of places, geographical features and patterns of the environment.
Civics: Gives understanding how participation in civic and political life can help citizens attain individual and public goals.

Letter writing tips

Official name
Full address

Salutation (Dear,)

Your address

Body: Your letter should have three parts: 1) Identification of the issue (briefly describe the case and say why it is important to you); 2) A request for action that you would like the official to take; and 3) Your “thank you” for the official’s time and a request for response to your letter. Please remember to be polite. Be sure to mention any positive environmental steps that may have been taken by the company or country.

Closing (Sincerely yours,)

Your name and age

For students

• Encourage everyone in your family discuss the action and write letters.

• Form action discussion and letter-writing groups at your school. Post the information how the action is running with copies of your letters, articles and other information on a bulletin board.

• Send the information about the action to local organizations.

• Ask local environmental groups if you can make an action presentation to their members.

• Write a letter to the editor or an article for your school or community newspaper about the action.

• We are eager to hear from you. Send us copies of your letters, too.
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