Nothing But the Truth Letter to the Editor

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Name:
Nothing But the Truth
Letter to the Editor
Once you have finished reading Nothing But the Truth, you will write a letter to the editor of the
Manchester Record. In this letter, you will show your support for either Phillip Malloy or Miss
Narwin. You will explain why you agree with the character you chose.
This letter should be in informational letter format. If possible, please type the letter. If you cannot
type your letter, make sure that you write it as neatly as possible in black ink. Below you will find
some tips for writing a letter to the editor and an example of formatting.
1. Include your name, address, email address and phone number at the top of your letter. Editors
often require this information because they will need to verify your identity.
2. Be concise and focused. Make sure that you do not ramble in your explanations, but make sure that
you have given enough evidence and commentary to fully express your point. Limit your writing
to two or three paragraphs.
3. Proofread your letter. Editors will ignore letters that contain bad grammar and poorly-written
rants.
This is YOUR
information
Manchester Record
P.O Box 42713
Harrison, NH 10528
This is the
address of the
NEWSPAPER
742 Evergreen Terrace
Springfield, IO 99942
[email protected]
(812)555-5512
September 23, 2015
To the Editor:
Here is where you will place the body of your letter. Make sure that you explain why you are
writing first. This part of the letter should be no more than three paragraphs long. Make sure to indent
each paragraph just like you would on an essay.
Make sure that you fully explain and include commentary on your evidence. You must use at least
one quote from the book in your letter.
Sincerely,
YOUR
SIGNATURE
Lisa M. Simpson
Lisa Simpson
I know this looks like the front of the paper, but it is the back. 
Name:
Nothing But the Truth
Letter to the Editor
Rubric
Ideas-
/15
You have fully explained with details, evidence and commentary
which character you support and why. You have also included
at least one quote from the book in your letter.
Organization-
/10
You have used the format for writing a business letter, including
Headings, date, salutation, and closing. You have indented your
paragraphs, and your writing is in a logical order.
Word Choice-
/10
The words you have chosen for your writing are appropriate for
formal writing. You have not used slang or any other of our dead
words.
Sentence Fluency-
/10
You have used a variety of sentence types in your letter. You have
not used sentence fragments or run-ons.
Conventions-
/5
Your spelling, punctuation, and capitalization are correct. You have
followed other rules of grammar throughout your writing.
Total
/50
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