Formal to Informal: Make the Change

About this Worksheet:

Historical texts and classic literature may be difficult for students to understand because of the formal style. One strategy to help is to ask the student to rewrite a difficult passage. In this worksheet your student will rewrite the introductory passage of the US Declaration of Independence in a modern informal style. It’s a great way to work on Common Core Standards for Reading Literature for 9th and 10th grades, although other students may also use it as necessary.