Letter Writing Teacher Resources
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A Letter to Amy Teaching Plan
Peter wants to send a special birthday party invitation to Amy, but a lot can happen between the front door and the mail box. Read the children's book A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats with your class to find out what happens, extending...
Pre-K - 2nd Math CCSS: Adaptable
Expressing Your Views to the Letter
Analyze the motivation, purpose, and value of letters to the editor by examining letters written in response to the violence at Columbine High School. For homework, middle and high schoolers write their own letters to the editor about an...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Informative/Explanatory: Text-Based Research Unit Introduction
New ReviewAs part of a sequenced, year-long writing program, fourth graders learn how to research a topic, gather and categorize information, take notes, and craft an informative/explanatory text.
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Letter-Sound Match Cut and Paste
Develop beginning readers' understanding of letter-sound correspondence with this fun series of cut-and-paste worksheets. With each page focusing on four specific letters, children are able to practice isolating initial sounds as they...
4 mins Pre-K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing a Letter
Here are three well-thought-out tasks intended to build good note taking and letter writing skills. The class reads three short letters, determines who wrote them (based on context) and takes notes as a pre-writing activity. They finish...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Letter of Complaint
Learners analyze this letter of complaint to the city council by answering nine short-answer questions. They examine author's purpose, word choice, claims, rhetorical questions, and general observations. There is a focus on constructive...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Phineas Gage: Assessment Strategy
Close up your study of Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science with a letter-writing assignment. Pupils prepare by journaling and sharing with a partner. They then compose letters that focus on a big idea from the...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Using Initial Sounds and Picture Clues to Read Unknown Words
Kindergarteners read the bold words that are unknown by using the strategies of initial sound and picture clues. They meet individually with their teacher in order to assess this concept. Excellent resource!
K English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Dear Teacher, Dear Student Letter Writing Lesson Plan
Practice friendly letter writing with your outgoing students. They will compose a letter about themselves to be given to their teacher for the following year and a letter welcoming new students to their current classroom. A friendly...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Unusual Friendly Letters: Persuasion and Point of View
Elementary schoolers complete word clusters after listening to the book Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague. They listen as the teacher stops to point out the unusual point of view and various persuasive...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How to Set Out an Informal Letter
Walk your class through each step in writing an informal letter. This fabulous PowerPoint provides a great example for all parts of an informal, or personal, letter. After reviewing this presentation, your class will be ready to write...
3rd - 10th English Language Arts
Look at Us!: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 1)
Support struggling learners and focus on the alphabet with the three weeks of activities and materials provided here. Each day, learners review some letters and practice others in depth. They work on rhyming, practice new words, and...
K English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Super Simple ABC's - Upper Case Letters
A good collection of alphabet worksheets can be a helpful resource for your kindergarten readers. Focusing on the upper case letters, learners select which letters are correct according to the worksheet, and color them. They then circle...
K English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable