March 28, 2014 @ 2:54 AM

Before reading O. Henry's "After Twenty Years" with my seventh graders, I had them write a letter to themselves in the future.  They had to tell  what was going on in their lives now, make some guesses about what their lives would be like in the future (ex. I guess you're married now), and finally give themselves some advice.  I found a cool website  www.futureme.org where you can type in a letter, your email address, and choose a date to have the letter delivered in the future.  While I didn't require my students to do this, I did tell them about it.  Many of them were very excited about this!  I gave them the option of sealing the letter and keeping up with it for ...

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