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Narrative Literature Response Letters: Original Lesson Plan
Readers write a formal letter to an author offering an alternative ending to a story the author has written. First, the class reads a story or novel. Upon finishing the reading, they are introduced to the format of a formal letter. They then write a letter to the author suggesting an alternative ending.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 5 Views 58 Downloads
The Lost Art of Letter Writing
Students discover the art of writing letters. In this writing lesson, students read letters written by President Harry Truman and then write a series of their own letters that would give insight into the times in which they live.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Business Letters: Writing a Letter of Complaint
Students analyze the language features and layout of a letter and discuss the language used to describe the features. They write a letter of complaint, requesting that the problem be fixed, using the appropriate language and layout.
10th - 12th Math 10 Views 31 Downloads
Writing a V-Mail Letter
High schoolers investigate the challenges of delivering vast amounts of servicemen mail during World War II. In this historical perspectives lesson, students determine how to solve the problem that the postal service faced during the war and write their own letters from the perspective of American servicemen in the war.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Writing Formal Letters
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.
3rd Language Arts 8 Views 60 Downloads
Putting Writing Skills to Work: Writing Business Letters of Request
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.
11th Social Studies & History 18 Views 103 Downloads
Persuasive Letter Writing
Students write a persuasive letter. In this persuasive letter writing lesson, students review the standard business form letter and the elements included. Students discuss ways to persuade in writing and write a short letter persuading another student to buy an object.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 55 Downloads
Letter Writing - Formal
Although rarely used these days, letter writing is still a form of writing reviewed in schools. After examining written letters, middle schoolers discuss characteristics of a formal letter and its parts. They choose a famous person to write to and prepare a letter in a formal style.
5th - 8th Language Arts 7 Views 45 Downloads
LETTER TO KING AND QUEEN
In this letter-writing worksheet, students are asked to pretend that they are Christopher Columbus and that they need to borrow money from the King and Queen of Spain. Students are asked to write a persuasive letter which convinces the royalty to grant their wish.
5th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 34 Downloads
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 20 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Communicating with Mushers and Zuma: Letter Writing Skills
Learners write a friendly letter. In this communication lesson, students write letters to mushers. Learners complete a K-W-L chart, research the Iditarod and mushers, then write a friendly letter using the steps of the writing process. Resources are provided for actual addresses of mushers.
1st - 6th Language Arts 15 Views 67 Downloads
Celebrity Letter Writing Assignment
High schoolers create a biographical portfolio of the three important people. They write letters of request, asking for autographs of people in assorted fields. Students are explained that an autograph could be one of the following: A signature of the person, An inscription and signature of a person, A short note, handwritten or typed, signed by a person, A photograph inscribed and or signed by a person or A flat item signed by a person.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 16 Downloads
Students select topic/topics of special interest and write a letter to a newspaper or government official stating their point of view and possible solutions; or write a letter to an environmental organization about their work in a particular area.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
When to Write a Letter
Students practice their letter writing skills by reading Cinderella in class. In this language arts lesson, students discuss homonyms and are asked to write sentences using both definitions of specific homonyms. Students read Cinderella and letters associated with the story while examining the differences between formal and informal letter writing.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads