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ERIC Number: EJ793775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Chatting with Letters: Developing Empathy and Critical Literacy through Writing Communities
Nicolini, Mary B.
English Journal, v97 n5 p76-80 May 2008
High school teacher Mary B. Nicolini designed an assignment that allows sophomore and senior students to examine an issue through an exchange of anonymous letters. Letter writing provides an opportunity for dialogue between peers, helping students critically explore questions about their assigned texts through a safe, informal medium.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A