1930s Letter--500 words minimum

Write a letter in the voice of a person growing up in the 1930s based on what you learned in your research. Consider the gender, race, and age of the "character" you become. Choose a name for your character. Determine the "audience" of the letter.

Your letter should include enough detail and description for your reader to gain a good sense of what your life is like and should give details about 1-3 specific areas of the 1930s:

• daily life • hardships • discoveries & inventions

• race relations • arts & culture • science & technology

• law & politics • family life • fashion and trends

 

 

4

Exceeds Standards

3

Meets Standards

2

Partially Meets Standards

1

Does Not Meet Standards

LT3 & LT5

thoughtful, strongly detailed letter

·  focuses on 1-3 key topics about life in the 1930s

·  told from strong, believable narrative voice

·  500 words minimum

solid letter

· focuses on 1-3 key topics about life in the 1930s

· develops clear character as narrator

· 500 words minimum

 

acceptable letter:

· shows basic understanding of life in the 1930s

· may be about more than 3 topics

· needs more details about focus topics

· 300 words minimum

minimal letter:

· shows minimal understanding of life in the 1930s

· needs a lot more detail

· may be inaccurate

· less than 300 words

LT10

LT10:  Mechanics show skills beyond 8th grade expectations (i.e., parentheses, semicolons, dashes, colons, dialogue, etc.).

LT10:  Solid mechanics—minimal errors in spelling, grammar, capitalization and punctuation.

LT10:  Acceptable mechanics—a few errors in spelling, grammar, capitalization and punctuation, but they do not detract from the reading.

LT10:  Numerous errors in spelling, grammar, capitalization and/or punctuation make the paper difficult to read.