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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 letter template is included.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 54 Views 251 Downloads
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 student learning with this series of supplemental activities.
Pre-K - 2nd Math 28 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What a fantastic resource to guide youngsters in persuasive letter writing. They read a brief letter to the editor and answer question about the author's purpose, word choice, and structure. Next, scholars draft their own letter by gathering facts and opinions about the environmental issue from the example letter.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 41 Views 317 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Friendly Letter
Conduct the letter activity described here at the beginning of the year. First, give a copy of a friendly letter to each of your pupils. This letter should be written by you and about you. Include errors for learners to fix. Class members find the errors, and then write their own letters, including 10 intentional errors for a classmate to fix.
5th - 7th Language Arts 27 Views 52 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Dear Pen Pal
Explore cultures from around the world with an engaging pen pal resource. Through a series of classroom activities and written correspondence, children learn about the favoritec pastimes, schooling, geography, and weather that is characteristic of different foreign countries.
1st - 6th Science 25 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Noah Mills is going to be a new student, and he is very afraid of starting at a new school! Use this prompt to introduce friendly letter writing. After studying the format, classmates write Noah a letter filled with specific details to persuade him that this school is the best.
K - 4th Language Arts 17 Views 147 Downloads 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 by writing a friendly letter of their own.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 29 Views 122 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Informal Letter Writing
When do we use formal letter writing? When do we use informal letter writing? Compare formal letter writing with informal letter writing using a Venn diagram. Included in this resource are ways to guide middle schoolers through the letter writing process.
3rd - 9th Language Arts 75 Views 335 Downloads
Letter Writing and Snail Mail Relay
Use proper letter format and grammar to participate in a mail relay. After completing a pre-test about their knowledge of proper letter format, middle and high schoolers write letters to pupils in other high schools, which are relayed around the country.
8th - 10th Language Arts 26 Views 229 Downloads
Giving Thanks for Food and Farms
Sarah Stewart’s The Gardener and Food from Farms by Nancy Dickmann display the importance of community farms. After reading these short picture books, class members draw connections between farms and the food we eat each day.
K - 2nd Language Arts 5 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 their own letters!
3rd - 10th Language Arts 19 Views 87 Downloads
The Big Bad Wolf and the Friendly Letter
A terrific presentation on the teaching of friendly letter writing. Learners engage in a PowerPoint that is part story, part writing exercise. There are lots of great tips on how to construct a letter, and young writers are encouraged to write a letter to one of the characters in the story.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 12 Views 58 Downloads
Arthur's Perfect Pet
Choosing the perfect pet is a difficult decision to make. After a class read-aloud of the book Arthur's Pet Business by Marc Brown, children participate in correspondence with Arthur, writing letters back and forth as they help him choose the best pet for his family.
K - 2nd Math 89 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 article titled "Suspect in L.
6th - 12th Language Arts 54 Views 437 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Letter Writing and Abigail Adams
Third graders learn the importance of letter writing for communication. In this letter writing lesson plan, 3rd graders identify how letter writing was important in the life of Abigail Adams. Students understand what a primary source is and that letter writing is a primary source.
3rd Social Studies & History 14 Views 24 Downloads
Using E-mail To Develop Letter-Writing Skills for the 21st Century
Develop letter-writing skills by adapting appropriate language conventions according to context. Young authors will write standard friendly and business letters, and send a business e-mail to a state's Department of Tourism to request information.
6th - 8th Language Arts 39 Views 231 Downloads
Keep the art of letter writing alive in this age of Tweet and Twitter! The 10 activities detailed in this resource lead pupils through the process of crafting classic forms. A list of and links to famous letters is also included as part of this rich resource.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 27 Views 339 Downloads