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Writing personal correspondence offers children a chance to learn many skills beyond simple format.
Students practice multiplication facts and write a persuasive letter. In 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.
Second graders discuss the non-verbal ways to communicate. They word process letters to their teachers expressing five of their favorite things to do after school. They set up e-mail and send their letters to an e-pal.
Students write letters from the perspective of a character from Oedipus the King. In this Oedipus the King lesson, students analyze and evaluate characters from the play and write two personal letters from a character in the play. 
Students develop letter writing fluency. In this letter writing lesson plan, students write alphabet letters. Students work individually to develop letter writing automaticity.
Students write friendly letters to pen pals, including a self-portrait done on KidPix. They also get the letter ready to send by addressing the envelope and placing the correct postage on it.
Students write a persuasive letter.  In this persuasive letter writing lesson, students review the standard business form letter and the elements included.  Students discuss ways to persuade in writing and write a short letter persuading another student to buy an object.  Students then write a persuasive letter to a specific company asking them to stop cutting down the rainforest.
Although rarely used these days, letter writing is still a form of writing reviewed in schools. After examining written letters, middle schoolers discuss characteristics of a formal letter and its parts. They choose a famous person to write to and prepare a letter in a formal style. After they finish writing, they read their letters to the class.
In this grammar instructional activity, students read thirteen sentences/questions and circle whether each sentence/question is true or false.
Is there a difference between a written letter and an email? Prepare little learners for a life of online communication with a activity on what makes an email, email etiquette, and letter writing. First they determine the differences between letters and emails, then they identify the key components of each, and finally they draft and edit an email. If teaching Common Core, please be sure to check the stated standard alignment for accuracy. 
Sarah Stewart’s The Gardener and Food from Farms by Nancy Dickmann display the importance of community farms. After reading these short picture books, class members draw connections between farms and the food we eat each day. As a closing activity, pupils write and illustrate a thank you card. If there are farms in your county or region, you could mail these letters.
Students imagine themselves to be traveling with the trade mission group in china. Using information from the Minnesota-China Connection weblog updates, students write a letter to a designated audience as if they were on the trip themselves.
Celebrate December’s Write to a Friend month by having your students write friendly letters.
Young scholars practice their letter writing skills by reading Cinderella in class.  In this language arts lesson plan, students discuss homonyms and are asked to write sentences using both definitions of specific homonyms.  Young scholars read Cinderella and letters associated with the story while examining the differences between formal and informal letter writing.
This nicely-done computer based letter writing worksheet has learners fill in each blank with a noun from the word bank. There are 20 sentences. They complete instructions for writing a letter using the computer, and use words such as operating system, document, spell checker, envelope, and monitor.
Young scholars write a letter to an organization they are researching. They request information be sent to them so they are able to complete their research for a paper they are writing about the organization. They use computers to type the letter and make it professional.
Fourth graders compare and contrast the features, style and formats of several letter types. They write a letter on the computer for an authentic purpose, and mail it. Students may choose the type of letter to write, a friendly letter sent to a pen pal, a book character letter, a letter to an author or a request for information.
Students explore letter writing.  In this persuasive writing lesson, students write a letter to a local organization based on a topic of their choice.  Students employ the correct letter writing procedure as outlined in the checklist provided.
Students will practice writing each upper and lower case letter of the alphabet. In this letter wriitng practice lesson plan, students observe the teacher write each letter on a dry erase board, then practice until each letter has been covered. 
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.

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