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Letter Writng and Snalil Mail Relay
Eighth graders observe and demonstrate how to write letters using the modified block format. They examine and discuss the components of a modified block-letter, and write and send a letter to a former teacher using proper form and punctuation.
8th English Language Arts
A Letter to Sarah, Plain, and Tall
Patricia MacLachlan's novel Sarah, Plain and Tall serves as an excellent tool for examining point of view. During reading, the class thinks about how characters feel. Just before the climax of the novel, they write friendly letters to Sarah from the point of view of Anna or Caleb.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
Letter writing may be outdated but it's a great way to practice English conventions, grammar, and spelling. The class researches consumer scams, then writes a letter about them. They each choose a scam to write about paying close attention to grammatical conventions and spelling.
8th - 10th English Language Arts
What's the First Letter? (Q to Z)
Letters q-z are the topic of the instructional activity. Learners circle the picture in each row that does not make the initial letter sound indicated. They then fill in the letter that is missing from the beginning or ending of four words.
Pre-K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Dear Juana: Editing a Letter
Explore proofreading and editing in careers by drafting a letter. 7th graders will read example letters people have written who work in different careers. They will edit one of the sample letters they have read based on the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Letter of Thanks
First and second graders practice their writing skills. In this writing lesson, students write a letter of thanks about someone they love. They utilize the writing process to complete their writing, and use complete sentences, and correct punctuation.
1st - 2nd English Language Arts
Letter Writing Basics
Students write a business letter with information regarding specific writing mechanics. In this writing lesson plan, students learn to write a business letter and they focus on one area of concern. Students follow a business letter template and use a word processor to edit and enhance their written communication.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History
Volcanoes and Earthquakes: Letter Writing
Learners prepare for natural disasters and write letters to students who have endured a natural disaster, to be included with a care package. In this natural disasters and letter writing lesson, learners research types of natural disasters typical in their area and create a disaster plan.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Letter Writing Frame
More a worksheet than a lesson, this document provides a nice letter frame template that could be used in tandem with a lesson on how to construct a friendly thank you letter. In it, learners are provided with large boxes in which they write the opening, the thank you, what they enjoyed, a conclusion, and the salutation.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Giving Can be Fun
Write friendly letters to your classmates! Pupils randomly choose the name of a classmate to write a letter to. (Consider assigning each learner a classmate instead to ensure that each person receives a letter.) Before writing, discuss sharing and giving to others.
4th - 5th English Language Arts
CTBS Mechanics Practice #1
Use this CTBS mechanics worksheet to reinforce the correct use of commas, punctuation, italics, letter writing, and capitalization. Middle schoolers are given information on each of these areas and then answer a total of thirty multiple choice, fill in the blank, and short answer questions.
6th - 7th English Language Arts
Teens Making a Difference
Is your opinion significant? Help your class discover the influence their opinions hold and encourage them to make a positive change in their community. To start, they get in teams and brainstorm why their school should have more healthy food options and/or more choices in physical activity.
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts