My class and I read, The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. While reading the book, we discussed such topics as point of view, author’s voice, and evidence that supports a claim. We decided that we should write our own letters from objects in our lives that have been misused or mistreated. Here’s an example:
Hello? I mean…is anyone there? Seriously! I’ve been sitting on the shelf next to your “Mrs. Vazquez’ Hot Read” sign for weeks now. Some “HOT” read. You haven’t picked me up in forEVER! I thought we had something. I thought we had a connection. We were spending lots of time together…day after day, page after page. Where’d you go? Did leave me for another? I’m not going to wait around until you’re ready! There are other hands to be filled. I was anxiously waiting to fell you what happened to Paul, but you never came back. I’m sorry if I was boring you with Eric’s story, but if you come back I promise to show you some conflict. Please give me a second chance. I will make it up to you.
Your dusty book,
P.S. Erick has seeeecrets…
Check out some students examples:
The Day the Tennis Ball Left by Lucas
The Day My Pen Quit by Nelly
The Day the Bars Quit by Estella