This blog has gained many new readers over the past year. Because of that, I thought it might be worth sharing a daily “A Look Back” where I share a best post from the past twelve years. You can also see all of my choices for “Best” posts here.

This post originally appeared in 2016, right after the Presidential election. 


Yesterday was a rough day at school, and The Washington Post published a column I wrote about it, ‘Dear President-elect Trump’: Immigrant students write letters asking for ‘the opportunity to demonstrate we are good people.’

The writing exercise yesterday was incredibly helpful (you can download the sentence frames we used here). Then, seeing their letters in The Washington Post less than twenty-four hours later really helped them feel a lot better.

The Sacramento Bee will be sharing excerpts tomorrow, too.

Even though it was useful, it hasn’t solved anything – here’s how I ended the piece:



I’m adding this post to:

The Best Posts & Articles On How To Teach “Controversial” Topics

The Best Sites To Learn About The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections