Grades 7 – 10: Unit 2 Beecher Circular Letters
Look through the Hartford Courant and list issues covered in the articles. Working in groups of three, each member will pick a different topic. Writing three separate letters, each person must write an opening paragraph defining the issue expressing their point of view, and acknowledging the other side of the issue. Then, pass it on to the person to your right who will then add a paragraph telling his/her point of view – back it up with facts and pertinent details. Pass it to the third person who must write the concluding paragraph – restating the dominant position and summarizing why the arguments are sound. You will do this for all three of the letters.