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This is a nicely-constructed letter writing worksheet in which learners use a chart to brainstorm the content for an apology letter to a friend. They fill in the chart and then write the apology letter. This brainstorming process would be great for visual learners! The resource also inlcudes a template on which young writers can compose their letter draft.
Students explore United States soldiers. In this American military history and letter writing lesson, students visit the "Heroic Sons of Gold Star Mothers" website and choose a soldier. Students research the biographical history and geographical location of this soldier. Students write a friendly letter to the family from the soldier's point of view, including information about his location and military experience.
What a fantastic resource to guide youngsters in persuasive letter writing. They read a brief letter to the editor and answer question about the author's purpose, word choice, and structure. Next, scholars draft their own letter by gathering facts and opinions about the environmental issue from the example letter. They choose to either support the writer's opinion or argue a different stance. All the graphic organizers you will need are here!
“And the nominations are….” Have your class members craft a letter of nomination to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences regarding the year's best movie, actor, or actress. This persuasive piece of writing uses personal knowledge, specific examples, and appropriate voice to craft a nomination letter. A scoring guide is included.
Analyze the motivation, purpose, and value of letters to the editor by examining letters written in response to the violence at Columbine High School. For homework, middle and high schoolers write their own letters to the editor about an article titled "Suspect in L.A. Shootings Surrenders to F.B.I" from the New York Times. Note: You could use a less-dated article to bring current events to your language arts lesson. The featured article is from 1999.
Looking for a letter writing activity? This activity 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!