Writing Situation:

In an effort to limit the amount of littering on school grounds, the Board of Education is thinking about requiring all eighth graders to take a half-year, after-school course called “Taking Care of Your Environment”.  Some students believe this is a good idea; others argue against it.  What is your point of view?


Your principal is preparing a report on the proposed requirement for the Board of Education and has asked each student to write a letter either supporting or opposing the requirement.  Think about the effect this requirement would have on your and other students in your school.  How would this requirement change the situation in your school?



Directions for Writing Task:

Write a letter to your principal explaining your position on this controversial issue.  Use facts, examples, and other evidence to support your opinion of the proposed requirement.