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Giving Thanks for Food and Farms

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
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...
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Sequence, Predict, Infer: Pink and Say

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Practice sequencing with your 2nd graders via Patricia Polacco's Civil War book Pink and Say. Begin with a blindfold and a bag of mystery items. Connect their use of clues to identify what they can't see with the skill of making...
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Using Commas

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Second graders add commas in a friendly letter between the city and country, between the day and year, after the greeting, and after the closing. They write four answers.
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"I Never Knew That!"

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Incorporating To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, narrative writing, and friendly letters, this lesson is ideal for any number of units in your classroom. First, read chapter 10 of the novel, noting Scout and Jem's reactions to their...
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For Students 1st - 2nd
First graders read a short friendly letter and circle all the commas. They read another letter and insert commas where they are needed. Each students shares their work with a peer to see if they agree on the comma placement.
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Off to Adventure!: Challenge Activities (Theme 1)

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Off to Adventure! is the theme of an English language arts unit comprised of a variety of challenge activities. Scholars enhance skills and reinforce concepts by taking part in a grand book discussion, giving an oral report, and writing...
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Moving Home: A Map Skills Project

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
You have just been informed you are moving, but you have the choice of three locations. Where do you go? This is the question class members answer in a map skills project. Learners examine three locations using maps, gather information...
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A Friendly Letter

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Conduct the letter activity described here at the beginning of the year. First, give a copy of a friendly letter to each of your pupils. This letter should be written by you and about you. Include errors for learners to fix. Class...
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Friendly Letter Writing and Sentence Structure

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Explore communication through writing by analyzing individual sentences with young writers. They practice writing compound sentences and identifying sentence fragments. The next step has them learn the five parts of a friendly letter....
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Grammar: Commas

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Here is a good grammar practice worksheet. Learners read two letters and then place commas in the text of the letters where they are needed. Good, solid practice for young writers!
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Thomas Day's Letter to His Daughter, Mary Ann

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Why is a letter a better way to learn about a person than a different primary source? Explore Thomas Day's ideas and advice to his daughter in a letter from 1851, which details the struggles of the American South before the Civil War....
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Giving Can be Fun

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Write friendly letters to your classmates! Pupils randomly choose the name of a classmate to write a letter to. (Consider assigning each learner a classmate instead to ensure that each person receives a letter.) Before writing, discuss...
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Communicating with Mushers and Zuma: Letter Writing Skills

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students write a friendly letter. In this communication lesson, students write letters to mushers. Students complete a K-W-L chart, research the Iditarod and mushers, then write a friendly letter using the steps of the writing process....
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Dear Peter Rabbit

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders write friendly letters. In this writing friendly letters instructional activity, 4th graders read the book Dear Peter Rabit by Amla Flor Ada. Students predict what will happen in the story. Students use their prediction to...
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Dear Fifth Grader

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Rediscovering the Lost Art of Letter Writing

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Writers engage with both past and present experiences to compose a letter during Write to a Friend Month.
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The Big Bad Wolf and the Friendly Letter

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
A terrific presentation on the teaching of friendly letter writing. Learners engage in a PowerPoint that is part story, part writing exercise. There are lots of great tips on how to construct a letter, and young writers are encouraged to...
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How to Set Out an Informal Letter

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
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...
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Parts of a Friendly Letter

For Teachers 3rd
Introduce the lost art of letter writing to your students. This series of slides provides a definition and example of each of the 5 parts typical of a friendly letter; heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature. Tip: Instead of...
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Writing a Friendly Letter

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
There are 5 components of a friendly letter that are outlined in this organized PowerPoint. There is a brief description of each part, including: heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature as well as a brief example. Tip: Once you...
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Using Correct Verb Tenses in Your Writing

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this using correct verb tenses in your writing worksheet, students read a review of lively verbs and tenses with example sentences, replace and add vivid verbs with correct tenses to sentences, and write a friendly letter comparing...
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A Rising People: Ben Franklin and the Americans

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners analyze a letter written by Benjamin Franklin. For this letter writing lesson, students analyze the vocabulary and format of the letter in pairs. Learners write their own friendly letter, focusing on format and voice.
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Where in the World is Flat Stanley?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders analyze the proper form of a friendly letter and send flat Stanley letters all over the United States. In this letter writing lesson, 2nd graders read the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown and create their own Flat...
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The 3 Little Pigs

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders create new endings to The Three Little Pigs. They read and discuss The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and compare it to the original version. After comparing the two versions, they write a friendly letter to the wolf...