level Ii

Persuasive Writing & Classification -

Letter of Recommendation 

This page updated: 4/19/2020

Prewrite:  Brainstorm & Organize

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The Goal:  


You will brainstorm using a classification grid, then use the grid to complete a writing scaffold.  This will help you developing your idea and organize your writing. 

What contest did you chose?  Who is your nominee (or nominees?)

Use your DOK, the purpose and audience given to you.


1.  Make a copy of the printable.  Links to the contest choices are in the document, and it has a brainstorming grid AND the writing scaffold.


Don't know how to make a copy?  Check out "How do I...? on the right.

  • Call your copy, " [My name] Brainstorm & Scaffold for Letter"

2.  READ the instructions on the new document you just made.  If you need to review the video from the 1st lesson, describing what a letter of recommendation is, please do that.

3.  When you complete your brainstorming & writing scaffold, submit a shareable link below.  Use "text reply" icon.

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Link is fixed!  4/23