Thank yous through the ages

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Are you a product, process or genre person? If you like to inspire your students with interesting samples of authentic language use, here’s a really interesting collection of thank you letters. You can print and analyse texts written by Neil Armstrong, Johnny Depp, David Bowie – what a find! I’m thinking of a gallery walk, where every letter is an exhibit in its own right, and students could record a small audio clip about each and put on Padlet which would have a digital copy of the ‘gallery’. As an extension, they can write their own thank you letters from other famous people or fictional characters (or real thank you notes to each other, or their school teachers – the possibilities are endless, even if Thanksgiving has come and gone).

Have you done any seasonal writing this year, any advice to share?