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Focus Trait: VOICE Support Trait: IDEA DEVELOPMENT

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Welcome to this Lesson:

If Today is Your
Last Day

writing a letter about a loved one's importance to you

This lesson was created by NNWP Consultant Lisa Larson during an iPods Across the Curriculum Workshop.

This writing prompt is inspired by the song

"If Today Was Your Last Day" by Nickelback

Click here to do a Google search for the lyrics.

Three-Sentence Overview of this Lesson:

Inspired by Nickelback’s If Today Was Your Last Day and Randy Pausch’s book and lecture, students will imagine that they have 24 hours left to live. Students will then focus on a single targeted audience for the purpose of writing a letter. Students will vividly share a memory and detail the importance of the loved one in their life. Teachers: Click here to see the entire lesson plan.

6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:

The focus trait for this lesson is voice; students will write passionately and emotionally to a loved one in a letter. The supporting skill is idea development; students will vividly describe a past memory in their letter.

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