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The Personal Letter: The Outsiders
After completing S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, eighth graders compose a personal letter to their teacher detailing what they liked about the novel and the activities assigned during the course of the unit. A clever way to get feedback, the approach could be used at the end of any unit.
8th Language Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads
Letter to the Zookeeper
A wonderful lesson plan that combines writing, the study of animals, and the use of a word processor awaits your students. Kindergarteners visit five centers where they come up with questions about an animal. Then students use a letter prompt embedded in the lesson plan to define characteristics of their favorite animal.
K Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Writing a Letter of Complaint
Here is a very useful presentation on persuasive letter writing that's packed with great information. Learners discover when this type of letter is appropriate to write, then are shown a series of steps that would lead to a letter that would be most persuasive.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
Business Letter Writing Template
Compose some real-world texts in your class. Individuals can use this page to assist with the format and content of a business letter. Each section in the organizer is labeled with instructions for content and formatting. The page itself is not in the format of a business letter, but rather acts as a guide and preparation point for students.
6th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Letter-Sound Match Cut and Paste
Develop beginning readers' understanding of letter-sound correspondence with this fun series of cut-and-paste worksheets. With each page focusing on four specific letters, children are able to practice isolating initial sounds as they match the appropriate letter to each image on the page.
4 mins Pre-K - 1st Language Arts 37 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What's a Kid to Do?
Learners participate in an environmental action letter-writing campaign. They conduct Internet research on the Global Response website, discuss various successful Global Response campaigns, select a campaign they are interested in, and write a letter using specific points and facts listed on the Global Response website.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Formal Letter Writing
Students write formal letters to the circus. In this letter writing lesson plan, students watch a video and read articles about cruelty to circus animals. They compose a formal letter persuading the circus to not reintroduce elephants to their circus.
5th - 6th Language Arts 5 Views 61 Downloads
The Call of the Wild: What Makes a Book Great?
Close up your unit on The Call of the Wild by Jack London with an examination of what makes a book memorable and effective. During discussion, students apply general qualities of a great book to The Call of the Wild and touch on the voice of the narrator and concerns and motivations of the characters in the novel.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Practicing Letters i and j
Become acquainted with the lowercase letters i and j and the many words that begin with them. First, printers follow guiding arrows to trace each letter, writing several on their own. Next, they connect the letters to images of words with a corresponding initial phoneme.
Pre-K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Good Emails
Is there a difference between a written letter and an email? Prepare little learners for a life of online communication with a lesson 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.
K - 2nd Language Arts 34 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Hungry Letter Mouse
The little letter mouse makes this a very cute and kids friendly activity. In pairs, learners take turns writing and identifying letters on a white board. Learner one writes a letter, learner two finds in on the alphabet strip. If he is correct, Mr.
K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What's in a Name?
Let them eat cake! Or in this case, a candy bar. To prepare a persuasive business letter, the class first consumes a candy bar. They discuss what they liked, disliked, and would most like to change about the consumed confection. Using details, they develop an argumentative claim which is the foundation for a persuasive business letter asking a candy company to change their trademark recipe.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 60 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Meet a Naturalist: Researching, Writing, Interviewing
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based lesson. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about different environmental professions before contacting and interviewing local naturalists.
2nd - 5th Science 14 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Abracadabra! Letters can be used in math to represent numbers with the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to solve problems! Math magicians will participate in an activity that uses a calculator and a bag of plastic chips to understand the concept of variables.
5th - 8th Math 10 Views 593 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 Language Arts 22 Views 135 Downloads CCSS: Designed