Letter Writing Teacher Resources
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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
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 techniques used by the author.
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Recording Descriptive Writing for Dear Mrs. LaRue
Looking for an innovative way to teach descriptive letter writing? Then, this lesson is for you! Fourth graders who have read the book Dear Mrs. LaRue, respond to the literature by composing a letter from the perspective of Mrs. LaRue's dog, Ike.
4th English Language Arts
Printing Letters A to Z (D'Nealian Alphabet)
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.
K - 1st English Language Arts
Using a Computer to Write a Letter- Nouns- Vocabulary Skills
This nicely-done computer based letter writing activity has learners fill in each blank with a noun from the word bank. There are 20 sentences. They complete instructions for writing a letter using the computer, and use words such as operating system, document, spell checker, envelope, and monitor.
5th - 6th 21st Century Skills
Perspectives and Point of View: Task 2 and 3
An effective argument must be backed up with supporting details and facts. Sixth graders use The True Story of the Three Little Pigs to formulate a personal opinion of the wolf's portrayal of the events. They compose a persuasive letter in defense or defamation of the wolf, using supporting details and evidence from the text to substantiate their opinions.
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Flat Stanley's Travels
Students explore exchanging information through letter writing. In this cross curriculum geography and literacy lesson, students listen to the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. Students form co-operative groups and write letters to friends and relatives around the country asking them to "show Stanley" important landmarks and unique traits of their town.
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Valentine's Day: Love Letters
Oh the joys of love! As a special Valentine's Day assignment, budding authors research the life of one of the most romantic poets, Keats. They read the letter, "To Fanny Brawne, 13 October 1819," then compose a love letter of their own. What a great way to incorporate creative writing, literature, Internet research and Valentine's Day.
9th - 11th English Language Arts
Should Video Games be Regulated?
Persuade your pupils to take a stance on a variety of issues. Warm up with an activity that has class members walk to a yes or no sign based on their opinion. They then fill out a graphic organizer with persuasive arguments. After they are done practicing, writers evaluate information about video games, compose persuasive letters, and send final drafts of their letters to government officials.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Are you working on a letter writing unit? Use this activity on addressing letters to help your second graders' letters get to the right place! Each section helps students write out the address, return address, and message of a postcard. For extra practice, have them send their postcards home to their parents!
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Writing an Informal Letter
What is the difference between formal and informal letter writing? Who gets a formal letter? What about an informal letter? This reference page presents different introductions and phrases you might see in each type of letter, and then writers are encouraged to write an informal letter to a friend or family member.
4th - 8th English Language Arts
Advanced Practical Writing - A Letter to your Landlord
Looking for a letter writing worksheet? This worksheet provides a practical and realistic activity for your class. Learners write a brief letter to their landlord, who can be either real or imaginary, asking him or her to fix a problem in their apartment.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
New Review Letter Writing
Is letter writing becoming a lost art? In this age of Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail introduce your kids to the three P's--paper, pen, and postage. Although written from an Irish point of view, the materials in this packet model how to craft both formal and informal correspondence.
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Unsent Letter: Characterization in Briar Rose
After completing Jane Yolen’s Briar Rose, class members assume the voice of Gemma and craft a personal letter to her granddaughter telling Becca how she feels about Becca’s actions and the discoveries at Chelmno. Complete directions for the letter writing activity are included, as is a sample letter.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Letter Writing Chart
This is a nicely-constructed letter writing worksheet in which learners use a chart to brainstorm the content for an apology letter to a friend. They fill in the chart and then write the apology letter. This brainstorming process would be great for visual learners!
4th - 6th English Language Arts
New Review 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 match the appropriate letter to each image on the page.
4 mins Pre-K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Access (1st Year) Pen Pal Format
Help young writers make a good first impression on their pen pals with this personal letter template. Including sentence frames and word banks, this resource supports children as they learn to write personal descriptions using complete sentences.
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Call of the Wild: What Makes a Book Great?
Close up your unit on The Call of the Wild by Jack London with an examination of what makes a book memorable and effective. During discussion, students apply general qualities of a great book to The Call of the Wild and touch on the voice of the narrator and concerns and motivations of the characters in the novel.
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Business Letter Writing Template
Compose some real-world texts in your class. Individuals can use this page to assist with the format and content of a business letter. Each section in the organizer is labeled with instructions for content and formatting. The page itself is not in the format of a business letter, but rather acts as a guide and preparation point for students.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable