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New! Student writing lesson on heritage and identity

In this lesson, we provide you a YES! article, a writing prompt, evaluation guidelines, and, best of all, seven brilliant essays you can use as mentor text.

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Dear YES! Reader,

Fear not! If you aren’t able to participate in our student writing contests—offered every school quarter—then our student writing lessons are the next best thing. These lessons give you and your students the opportunity to learn and write about important topics on your own timeline. Each lesson is a convenient writing bundle—YES! article, provocative writing prompt, and sample essays—that are created after a student writing competition is finished.

This newest writing lesson, “Honoring Your Roots”, is based on our fall 2019 contest and motivates students to examine their ancestral and ethnic identities, including how they connect with and honor their heritage (or not).

In this lesson, we provide you with these resources: the YES! article “Native and European—How Do I Honor All Parts of Myself?” a writing prompt, evaluation guidelines, and, best of all, seven brilliant essays from the contest you can use as mentor text. Your students will be inspired to explore their identities and reflect on how they honor them.

We have more writing lessons!

Check out the entire collection here.

Mrs. Jing Fong
Education Outreach Manager
YES! Magazine

P.S. Please forward this email to teachers who may be interested in writing opportunities using meaningful non-fiction information text.

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