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Learners explore letter writing.  In this persuasive writing lesson, students write a letter to a local organization based on a topic of their choice.  Learners 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."
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.
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 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.
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.
Learners 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, learners 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.
Young scholars practice their letter writing skills. In this research and writing lesson, students use their research skills to find current information regarding a celebrity. Young scholars write letters to the celebrities in a personal letter format.
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. They use a rubric to peer-edit then revise their letters.
Third graders compare and contrast the 1950s to 2000s. In this social studies instructional activity, 3rd graders research how life has changed throughout the years. Students discuss how people adapt and change. Students write a letter.
Students write a letter to an imaginary pen pal. In this sun safety and protection lesson, students discuss why it's important to protect themselves from the sun and the most effective sun safety items.  Students pretend they have an imaginary pen pal who lives outside whom they write a letter to about sun safety.
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. The students are provided space to do a rough draft and a final draft and are required to include a detailed description of the problem. Help class members think of possible problems with a pre-writing activity!

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