A monthly exchange of letters from 165 seventh graders in an arts school in Charleston, South Carolina to similar classrooms in 16 countries around the world proved to be the writing project that captured every state writing standard all at once -- brainstorming, writing, collaboration, analysis, proofreading, and re-writing. This one activity was the highlight of the year for each student as letters and gifts poured in from every continent September to June. This was truly a teacher's dream come true.
Smyth, William D.
"One Bold Experiment,"
Virginia English Journal: Vol. 71:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.bridgewater.edu/vej/vol71/iss1/6