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