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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
Writing a Personal Letter Using the Short Story "Eleven"
Challenge your class to connect to the text of "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros with this activity, which prompts them to write a personal letter from the main character's point of view. The story, prompt, and letter template are all included in the lesson plan in .
7th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 79 Downloads
How to Set Out an Informal Letter
Walk your class through each step in writing an informal letter. This fabulous PowerPoint provides a great example for all parts of an informal, or personal, letter. After reviewing this presentation, your class will be ready to write their own letters!
3rd - 10th Language Arts 18 Views 86 Downloads
Life of a Civil War Soldier
Eighth graders write about the physical hardships endured by soldiers of the Civil War. They compare the losses between two communities during the Civil War. They analyze personal letters to understand what a battle was like. They develop a list of ten conclusions of the life of a volunteer soldier.
8th Social Studies & History 19 Views 61 Downloads
Access (1st Year) Pen Pal Format
Help young writers make a good first impression on their pen pals with this personal letter template. Including sentence frames and word banks, this resource supports children as they learn to write personal descriptions using complete sentences.
1st - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Up Close With The Author
Students 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, students research topics about the book and its author.
5th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Letter of Introduction - Writing as a Diagnostic Tool
Student respond to a teacher questionnaire using personal letter format. They reveal their composition skills, organization, sentence structure and mechanics in the activity for the beginning of the year. They word process the friendly letters after using an online tool.
9th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Up Close with the Author
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.
4th - 7th Language Arts 3 Views 28 Downloads
Unsent Letter: Characterization in Briar Rose
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.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Oedipus the King: Personal Letter-writing Assignment
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.
10th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 8 Downloads
Arthur's Perfect Pet
Choosing the perfect pet is a difficult decision to make. After a class read-aloud of the book Arthur's Pet Business by Marc Brown, children participate in correspondence with Arthur, writing letters back and forth as they help him choose the best pet for his family.
K - 2nd Math 89 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Creative Writing - Research and Letters
Here's a fresh approach that combines research, business and personal letter writing, and creative story telling. Student groups research different decades in the life of a famous Japanese astronomer. They then craft a decade fact sheet, business and personal letters, and a character sketch.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Prehistoric Pen Pals
Students read online information and identify relevant information about a particular dinosaur species, assume the personality of a specific dinosaur species, and write online "getting to know you" letters to other student-dinosaurs in the class.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
Exploring Parent-Child Relationships Through Letter Writing
The PBS film, Bronx Princess, launches a study of complex parent-child relationships. Using the provided reading guide, viewers respond to clips from the film and compare Rocky and Yaa’s relationship to other parent-child relationships.
7th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
Project Love: How Can We Help Other Children with Literacy?
Students help others learn to read and write. In this service learning lesson, students write letters that are assembled in Project Love Kits for students in other countries who need help with reading and writing.
4th - 6th Language Arts 6 Views 7 Downloads
How Can We Help Other Children With Literacy
Students investigate literacy in other communities and how they can contribute to a smarter society. In this English language lesson, students discuss the difficulties for some countries to obtain reading and writing resources for their youth and how it stunts the development of entire nations.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 15 Downloads