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Read a Hans Wilhelm story and complete creative writing activities. Start by reading Tyrone, the Horrible and discuss the behavior in the book. Then split your class into groups to create a "bully" situation and discuss possible resolutions. Then, individuals write a letter to the author via email and write a new adventure story for Tyrone, the Horrible. They even get to illustrate it! 
Here is a worksheet on editing. Learners read and find the errors in a friendly letter, then answer five multiple choice questions about the letter. An answer key is included.
Students study democracy, levels of Canadian government and the responsibilities of elected officials. They write letter's to the Prime Minister about their pride in Canada.
Students write a friendly letter to 5th graders welcoming incoming students. In this writing lesson, students identify the five parts of a friendly letter, write a friendly letter to a current 5th grader, and perform a peer review and self-assessment according to the rubric.
Oh the joys of love! As a special Valentine's Day assignment, budding authors research the life of one of the most romantic poets, Keats. They read the letter, "To Fanny Brawne, 13 October 1819," then compose a love letter of their own. What a great way to incorporate creative writing, literature, Internet research and Valentine's Day.
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.
Are you working on a letter writing unit? Use this activity 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 examine the proper way to write formal business letters. Students apply the skill to write letters to appropriate environmental protection agencies.
Students review letter writing skills and the use of descriptive language, and practice writing persuasive letters, with help from teacher and peers. Letters are then written to nominate friend for Friend of the Year.
Students write letters responding to the shared reading text that they read. In this letter writing lesson plan, students review the proper form of a letter, and write a letter reflecting on the text that they read as a class.
Students practice multiplication facts and write a persuasive letter. For this multiplication and letter writing skill building lesson, students use a magnetic fishing pole to fish for multiplication facts, then write a letter explaining why magnets are important.
Students see the difference between business letters and other letters that could be received in the mail, such as bills, invitations, and letters from friends or relatives. They practice writing letters as well as sending them.
Students discover the five parts of a friendly letter and create a friendly letter using these five parts. They visit websites to research more about friendly letters and write a friendly letter using a word processing program.
Students write letters to soldiers overseas with correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization. They learn three facts about the geography of the area where the pen pal is located and about the pen pal.
First graders read a story. In this letter writing lesson, 1st graders read The Jolly Postmanand then review letter format. Students write a letter to a fairytale character.
After reading the story students draw pictures and write words for a specific reason. They also discuss all of the different things that one could talk about in a letter and then write one.
Third graders write a thank-you note and a formal letter of request that included relevant information, such as a return address, date, inside address, proper salutation, body, closing, and signature. They write an imaginary letter to fairytale characters, asking them to grant a wish, reveal a secret, become a friend, and etc.
Third graders write a formal letter to an author. In this expansive writing lesson, 3rd graders write a formal letter to an author suggesting an alternate ending for a story the author has written. This lesson requires students to know how to write a formal letter, as well as requiring them to be able to analyze a story.
Students create a business letter using "Letter Generator".  For this letter writing lesson plan, students use a computer program to learn what the proper business letter consists of.  After the instruction, the students are self guided with the computer program, and can be self paced. 
After completing Jane Yolen’s Briar Rose, class members assume the voice of Gemma and craft a personal letter to her granddaughter telling Becca how she feels about Becca’s actions and the discoveries at Chelmno. Complete directions for the letter writing activity are included, as is a sample letter. “Time may heal all wounds, but it does not erase the scars.”

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