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Students create friendly letters and surveys to other schools. In this letter writing lesson, students format friendly letters to other school and request a reply. Students chart the replies on a map and share information from the questionnaire.
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! 
Students explore letter writing.  In this persuasive writing instructional activity, students write a letter to a local organization based on a topic of their choice.  Students employ the correct letter writing procedure as outlined in the checklist provided.
Students build writing accuracy by making classroom name tags. In this writing accuracy lesson plan, students review the usage of writing uppercase letters Students also practice the usage of lowercase letters. Students recall the usage of name tags in their classroom.
Students read and review business letters and informal letters and evaluate the different components necessary for each type of letter. They write a business and an informal letter then convert a business to an informal letter and vice versa. They complete a "Letter if Complaint Planning Sheet."
Help your pupils sharpen their letter writing skills. They compose business letters that include greetings, headings, closings, and a professional tone for a philanthropic organization requesting information. Use this resource to reinforce the importance of formal writing versus informal writing.
Students investigate different types of animals in a unique way. They use a variety of resources to find information. Students read a story about an iguana and then write their own letters using a character of an animal found in the research.
Students write a friendly letter. They read the book YOKO's Paper Cranes by Rosemary Wells. Students work in small groups to make paper cranes. They display the letters and paper cranes, after a week of display they are mailed to friends or family members who live far away.
First graders study the postal system and letter writing. They exchange class letters with another class in a different area and become pen pals with residents in a local nursing home.
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.
Sixth graders write e-mail messages to pen pals using a template file. In this pen pal lesson, 6th graders culminate a unit on writing friendly letters by designing a template using graphic art and a word processing program. They incorporate pictures by using digital cameras. 
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. Participants mail back a letter and souvenirs which the groups use as a basis for oral presentations.
Students research the life of an author then write the author a personal letter.  In this letter writing lesson, students use the Internet to find information about Carl Hiaasen, discuss the findings, and write a personal letter to him to find out information not discovered in the research.
Students discuss civil rights and research organizations such as UNICEF and Amnesty International. The class adopts a concern and participates in a letter writing campaign to support their chosen cause.
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. Very imaginative!
First graders write a friendly letter in correct letter form. They write letters to their mothers for mothers' day. They take pictures of each other with a digital camera and revise their letters on a word processor.
Students are introduced to the various parts of a friendly letter. They read a book by Eric Carle, discuss what they liked and then write the author a letter.
Seventh graders write, revise, and edit a letter and a story. In this revising and editing lesson plan, 7th graders learn the differences between revising and editing by doing the two to a letter and eventually a story.
Students listen to the teacher read a book entitled, Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. In groups, students create KWL charts concerning the book, the author, and the author's writing style. In groups, students research topics about the book and its author. They write personal letters to Mr. Hiaasen which pose questions to the author. Students share their letters with their peers. Additional activities are listed in the lesson plan.
Students practice their letter writing skills. In this research and writing lesson, students use their research skills to find current information regarding a celebrity. Students write letters to the celebrities in a personal letter format.

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