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Practice friendly letter writing with your outgoing learners. 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. Note: Scroll down to find the lesson resource.
Letter writing lessons can provide a way to introduce students to this important mode of communication.
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. This could be made into a unit to promote communication skills.
Learning about mail and letter writing can lead students on an educational journey that can be rewarding.
The PBS film, Bronx Princess, launches a study of complex parent-child relationships. Using the provided reading guide, viewers respond to clips from the film and compare Rocky and Yaa’s relationship to other parent-child relationships. After a review of the format of the personal letter, class members compose a letter to a parent or loved one. The richly detailed plan includes extensions, adaptations, and resource links.
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. Though designed for ESL learners, this would work with any proficiency level.
In this online quiz worksheet, students answer a set of multiple choice questions about proper letter writing. Page includes links to answers, ads and resources.
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.
Use this printing practice worksheet to help pupils learn to form upper and lower case D'Nealian letters from A to Z. There are 26 practice pages on which learners trace letters and words before practicing on their own on the primary lines. Have each individual collate a book of their own work!
Third graders learn the importance of letter writing for communication. In this letter writing instructional activity, 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. Students describe an important event in their lives.
Writers engage with both past and present experiences to compose a letter during Write to a Friend Month.
Here are some ideas to get your students writing letters with a purpose.
Pupils write a letter and address an envelope to send. In this letter writing lesson plan, students write a friendly letter, send the letter with the correct address on it, and receive letters sent to their classroom.
In this letter writing worksheet, learners complete 7 letters of complaint. Students read the scenario and write a letter of concern or complaint. Note: There are references to agencies in the UK and the spelling of words in the directions is standard in the UK.
Third graders write a letter from one character to another in a story they are reading. In this writing lesson plan, 3rd graders demonstrate their understanding of perspective.
After listening to the book, Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers, second graders read the famous letter sent by a young girl to President Lincoln encouraging him to grow a beard, as well as Lincoln's response back to her. The letters are accessed on the Library of Congress website. Then, learners are coached on how to properly write a friendly letter, and they compose one to Grace Bedell, the girl who wrote to President Lincoln. A beautiful lesson on history, and letter writing, for the little ones.
Students investigate five different conventions of letter writing. They examine five purposes for letter writing and send e-mail.
Third graders explore the format of a formal letter.  In this letter writing lesson, 3rd graders listen to The Jolly Postman and Other People's Letters. Students write a thank-you and a letter to ask for something, and also address an envelope.
Ninth graders create real word business letters that promote goodwill and publish the letters. In this business letters lesson, 9th graders discuss the idea of establishing goodwill and study the elements of a business letter. Students use graphic organizers to guide them in the letter writing process as well as use sample business letters. Students research their audience, refine their purpose, and compose the business letters.
Students practice the format and elements of business letters by writing a request letter. In this business letter lesson, 11th graders review conventions of letter writing and brainstorm about their potential audience. Students research information for their audience, draft their letters, participate in peer revision, and type their final draft of the business letter.

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