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Jin Woo

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In the story Jin Woo, the turning point for Davey is the letter he gets from his new brother — with the help of Mom. Often the written word expresses sentiments and feelings that cannot be expressed orally. Engage your class in a letter-writing exercise to their parents. Have your students imagine that they are the same age as Jin Woo and write to their parents about love, hopes, dreams, fears — whatever is in their hearts. They can then write a follow-up letter in the present time reflecting on what they wrote as infants and how they feel now.


Language Arts — Writing

• Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process
• Writes personal letters
• Writes autobiographical compositions
• Writes in response to literature

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