Activity 20 - Letter to a Public Official

Here is a chance for your students to voice their opinions on state, national, and international issues, and on important legislation before the US Congress or a state legislature. Either have them develop Activity 14 or 15, or choose a new topic to communicate their point of view to a public official. If you do not know who your representatives or officials are, refer to your local telephone book, or, if you have Internet access, visit:

​ House of Representatives

​ United States Senate

​ State and local level

Teaching Tips

  • Consider giving extra credit to students that write more than one letter.
  • Encourage students to share any responses they receive from an editor or public official.
  • Collect all original letters and create a Custom Lesson for letter practice. Seeing these examples may inspire other student to find and develop their voices while learning to type.