Have you ever gotten a bad can of tuna, or been on the wrong side of a city proposition? How about writing a letter to state your case and demand redress? Didn't think so. But letter-writing is a powerful way to express concerns: more tangible than a phone call or an email, less extreme than an attorney file, it's a throwback to when citizens communicated their concerns using the power of the pen.
For middle school students, letter-writing is even more valuable. They're learning to write persuasively in the classroom, and using evidence to support their assertions. They're also full of opinions about the injustices in their world. So show your child that the pen really is mightier than the sword with this fun writing exercise!