I teach 7th grade, and we'll be teaching letter writing next week. This used to be covered in 6th grade, so I haven't taught it before. I've searched many websites and found a lot of help, but I'm trying to find a topic for the whole class. For the friendly letter, I will have them write to future jr. high schoolers giving them advice. For the business letter, I need some ideas. I was thinking about having them write a letter to administration, but that might backfire. This is a short lesson... just 2 block periods, then we move on the next thing before exams. I need a specific idea, so we can get on the move and write within a few minutes. Thanks!