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Students read a variety of letters from soliders who were on the front lines during World War II. After viewing an excerpt from "The War", they answer discussion and comprehension questions based on the letters and video. To end the lesson, they pretend they are a solider during the war and write a letter home to their families.
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. Who can write the best friendly and persuasive letter?
Students respond to a writing prompt using appropriate letter format. In this letter writing lesson, students discuss the format for letter writing and use the worksheet format to write the heading, inside address, and salutation. Students use the given prompt to write the prompt.
Students write a descriptive love letter. In this letter writing lesson plan, students listen to the story Love Letters by Arnold Adoff and discuss the main idea, tone, and imagery. They write their own love letter to a real person or as an imaginary letter between imaginary characters.
Young scholars 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.
Use this resource as an evaluation tool, or have your class assess their own letter writing skills. They will use a checklist that they create during some interactive writing sessions as criteria for their self-evaluation. Teachers can use this assignment for evaluation purposes too.
Sixth graders identify the forms of business and friendly letters as well as edit and write their own business letter. In this letter writing lesson, 6th graders review the forms and differing structures of friendly letters and business letters. Students then edit sample business letters. Students select the version of business letter they prefer and write a mock business letter.
Fifth graders read Dear Mr. Henshaw and identify the character trait of self-respect as exhibited by Leigh throughout the story. They evaluate the author's use of letters to tell the story and discuss how the story would be different if this technique was not used. Students identify at least five conventions of letter writing.
Students discuss and list injustices experienced in the novel "Hoot". They review the different ways letter writing was a part of the novel "Hoot". They choose one issue that is of concern to them and state their viewpoint on the issue. They research information that supports their viewpoint and write a letter stating and supporting their viewpoint.
Write dear old Peter Rabbit a letter with this lesson. First, youngsters listen to the story Peter Rabbit and analyze the story elements. Then they complete a story map graphic organizer in order to write a letter to Peter Rabbit using the online templates. Related art and technology activities are also offered here.
Middle schoolers imagine that they are on a panel to consider if a solar energy system would be advantageous to a new school as it is being built. They read the included handout and then each play a role as a participant in a community meeting to discuss practicality and benefits of installing photovoltaic panels. Suggested extensions include a letter writing and art activity. As a result of this instructional activity, learners will understand pros and cons of using solar energy.
Poetry is a very personal and introspective art form. Give your class the opportunity to understand how a poet's voice can speak to them on a personal level, and that every reader can respond to an author differently. After a poetic warm-up activity, the kids start writing words and thoughts that describe their feelings, then they choose one poet from a specific list that they feel speaks to them. They compose a formal letter to their poet that explains why they felt the poem made an impact on them.
Are you working on a letter writing unit? Use this worksheet 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!
Students practice writing career oriented letters and filling out job applications. As a class, they review the proper ways to make citations and identify the difference between the various types of letter formats. They use peer editing to check for spelling and punctuation errors.