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Holiday Greeting Card Collection

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Happy holidays from ABCmouse! No matter which holidays you’re celebrating, we’ve got you covered. Use our greeting cards in a fun activity station at this year’s holiday party! Create your FREE ABCmouse for Teachers account to access...
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A Letter to Sarah, Plain, and Tall

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Patricia MacLachlan's novel Sarah, Plain and Tall serves as an excellent tool for examining point of view. During reading, the class thinks about how characters feel. Just before the climax of the novel, they write friendly letters to...
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Mother's Day Coloring and Writing Pages

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Coloring pages and a fill-in-the-blank letter make up five printable sheets designed to celebrate Mom. Coloring pages feature pictures of flowers, hearts, and sweet treats. Scholars fill in the blanks using a word bank to compose a...
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What Letter Will You Write?

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
After reading "The Pied Piper of Hamelin," scholars discuss the emotions the events provoked in its characters. In pairs, writers compose a letter depending on the topic and style of their choice then reply to their own or a peer's...
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Letters Home

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When you're writing historical fiction, the past really can become the present — especially if you're writing in the present continuous tense! Cover World War I, verb tenses, censorship, and letter writing with one informative lesson and...
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Friendship Tweet

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
A tweet can only be 140 characters long, including spaces. Challenge class members to write a positive note to one or more of their peers in 140 characters or less. It is a great activity to give on Valentine's Day to upper elementary...
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Civil War Slang

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Introduce a lesson on Civil War slang to your class of fresh fish. After looking at pictures from the Civil War and examining the list of slang terms, young historians write a letter to a family member as if they are a Union soldier or a...
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Special Friends: Challenge Activities (Theme 9)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Special Friends is the theme of a unit comprised of challenge activities for those who have already mastered the skills in the Houghton Mifflin unit Special Friends. Extended learning opportunities include writing an activity book, a...
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Nangiro’s Story

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Nangiro’s Story delivers an important message about climate change. Following a grand discussion of the reading, it's up to your scholars to take what they've learned and come up with changes they could make to create a positive change...
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The Tortoise and the Hare

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Write a friendly letter to Hare giving him advice on how to win his next race so he doesn't make the same mistake as he did in Aesop's fable, The Tortoise and the Hare.
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Writing a Persuasive Letter

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Have you ever tried to convince someone to do something? Learn how to write an effective and well-organized persuasive letter with a lesson focused on the complete writing process.
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5th Grade Historical Fiction: Solder's Letter

For Students 5th Standards
A picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes a single word can go a long way as well. Practice making inferences about character traits with a letter written from the perspective of a soldier in the American Revolution.
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24 Nonfiction Passages for Test Practice

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Practice makes proficient. Get your scholars practicing their reading comprehension skills using this packet of 24 nonfiction paired reading passages, each followed by a set of questions to test their unerstanding. 
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Who’s Got Mail?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Today's kids are probably not familiar with the conventions of letter writing, due to the boom of technology. Here is a lesson that will provide opportunities for formal and informal letter writing. 
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Friendly Letter Practice Prompts

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Don't get stuck trying to figuring out a topic and recipient for your informal letter writing with these six writing prompts that aid in selecting who and what to write about in a friendly letter. 
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Friendly Letter Mini-Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
This mini-lesson plan about informal letter writing is packed with a lot of information about writing a friendly letter. Class members begin by working in pairs to answer questions after reviewing letter models. Then, take part in a...
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Editing Informal Letters

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Editing a letter isn't quite the same thing as fixing an autocorrected word on your phone, but it's an important skill that can help kids with their language arts skills. Young readers take a look at a short letter before identifying the...
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Parts of a Friendly Letter

For Students 2nd Standards
There are a lot of rules about formatting a friendly letter, but where do the commas go! Reinforce the grammar structure when writing a letter with a learning exercise that prompts kids to choose the correct form of different parts of a...
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Writing a Friendly Letter

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Just because kids today are well-versed in texting and emails doesn't mean they shouldn't learn how to write a friendly letter! Reinforce their letter-writing skills with a lesson focused on the elements of a friendly letter, as well as...
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Clifford Stationery

For Teachers K - 2nd
Everyone's favorite big red dog decorates this piece of writing paper. Youngsters can write a short letter and send it to a friend.
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To Canada with Love

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Focus on line and color with a postcard project. Learners view various works of art and discuss line and color before moving on to creating their own work. Using nature as inspiration, pupils decorate postcards and mail them after...
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Get into Shape

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Shapes are so fun! Little ones explore, identify, and create shapes using tangrams or pattern blocks. The activity is intended to stimulate critical thinking while engaging learners through play and shape identification. Each child will...
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I Wanna What?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Introduce persuasive writing by reading the book I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff. In this word choice lesson learners listen as the teacher reads the book aloud. The teacher stops to discuss persuasive vocabulary and the...
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Unusual Friendly Letters: Persuasion and Point of View

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Elementary schoolers complete word clusters after listening to the book Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague. They listen as the teacher stops to point out the unusual point of view and various persuasive...
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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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Commas

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...
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Writing a Letter to Johnny Appleseed

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders write a letter to Johnny Appleseed describing how they use technology in their daily life and the advantages and disadvantages of using technology.
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Parts of a Friendly Letter

For Teachers 2nd
The art of writing a letter has not been lost to email and texting! Teach kids how to format a friendly letter with a presentation about the parts of a letter, as well as prompting them to write a letter about their favorite holiday.
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Postcard Template

For Teachers K - 4th
Wish you were here! Have kids express their salutations and warm wishes with postcards. The worksheet provides two postcard templates for kids to address, sign, and illustrate.
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Valentine’s Day Post Cards

For Teachers K - 5th
Instead of just signing cards on Valentine's Day, have kids complete postcards to truly tell their loved ones how they feel! A fun holiday lesson includes Valentine's Day vocabulary for kids to use in their postcard messages.
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Swing Your Partner!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This was written for ESOL learners, but could work for any elementary class. Learners read about the American dance style known as Square Dancing. They explore its use in literature, write a friendly letter about it, and then use their...
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Writing to an Author

For Students 5th - 8th
Provide your young readers with step-by-step directions for crafting a friendly letter to their favorite author. After drafting and revising their letter, class members illustrate a favorite scene in the book and mail their letters to...
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Writing a Friendly Letter

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Elementary schoolers write a friendly letter. In this letter writing lesson plan interrogative and declarative sentences in their friendly letter. The learners write to an intended audience.
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Dear Teacher, Dear Student Letter Writing Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Practice friendly letter writing with your outgoing students. They will compose a letter about themselves to be given to their teacher for the following year and a letter welcoming new students to their current classroom.  A friendly...
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Parts of a Friendly Letter

For Teachers 3rd
Join December's "Write to a Friend" campaign by introducing the parts of a friendly letter with this presentation. This 10-slide PowerPoint lists and describes the heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature of a letter. Tip: After...
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Dear Pen Pal

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Keep your class in conversation with others across the country or across the sea by writing letters to pen pals. The activity calls for students to be pan pals with pupils in Africa; however, the listed steps could be used for any...
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How do I write a friendly letter?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Teach your class the basic format of a friendly letter. Pupils learn about the heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature. There is a brief quiz at the end to check for understanding. The links for this section work correctly and...
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Friendly Letter

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Many youngsters do not know how to write a friendly letter! Show them this presentation to inform them. The PowerPoint splits a friendly letter into five elements: heading, salutation, body, closing, and signature. For each element,...
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Friendly Letters: Interactive Writing Project

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students practice writing friendly letters. In this friendly letters lesson, students take a field trip and then write a friendly thank you letter for the experience. Students follow the three given steps to complete the lesson.
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The Road to Careers (Part 3)

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders work in teams to write individual friendly letters to the readers of the Careerville News who have written to the Career Information Columnist requesting information about working in Careerville. They focus their friendly...
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Lesson Two: Writing Letters in Code

For Teachers Pre-K - 9th
Combine your friendly letter lesson, grammar lesson, and technology lesson with this fun activity! Young writers compose letters to friends, and then convert the text to Webdings font. Their friends then decode the letter based on a key....
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Solving Problems with McGruff

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students use the website 'McGruff.org' to research information on one of the several topics or issues, including: 'For Girls', 'Be Fire Safe!', 'Bullies', 'Back to School Safety', 'Hanging Out In the Neighborhood', 'Strangers and Other...
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Advanced Practical Writing - A Letter to your Landlord

For Students 6th - 8th
Looking for a letter writing worksheet? This worksheet provides a practical and realistic activity for your class. Learners write a brief letter to their landlord, who can be either real or imaginary, asking him or her to fix a problem...
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Friendly Letter: Big Sky Country

For Students 3rd - 4th
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.
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The Relatives Came: A Family Read-Along

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars read the book, 'The Relatives Came' by Cynthia Rylant to revive memories about their own summer vacations and family customs. They write a friendly letter about a fantasy summer vacation--"What I Wish I Did on My Summer...
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Alien Pen Pals

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students write a friendly letter to an Alien Pen Pal including details about the planet Earth.
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The Whiningdingdilly

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students read the book The Whiningdingdilly and complete a Venn Diagram, write a friendly letter, find misplaced animals, and morph animals and humans. In this The Whiningdingdilly lesson plan, students practice reading, writing, map...
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The Power of Words: Lesson 4

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders pretend to be characters in the stories they are reading and write friendly and business letters as if they are the characters. In this letters lesson plan, 5th graders choose their words carefully to communicate how they...
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Friendly Letter to a Leprechaun

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Young scholars write friendly letters. In this friendly letter writing lesson, students write a friendly letter to a leprechaun. Young scholars review the parts of a friendly letter then watch the teacher model how to write a friendly...
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Writing Friendly Letters

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders write a friendly letter. In this instructional activity on letter writing, 2nd graders sing a song to teach them the five parts of a friendly letter. Then, they use what they have learned to write a descriptive letter to...
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Parts of a Friendly letter

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students sing about the parts of a friendly letter. In this friendly letter lesson, students sing a song to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell" about the five parts of a friendly letter.
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Let Me Give You a Little Advice

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students practice writing friendly letters to a fellow student and adult.  In this letter writing lesson, students discover the form and style of a friendly letter.  Students write a letter to their future teacher as well as the student...
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Personalized Pen Pals

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders write e-mail messages to pen pals using a template file. In this pen pal lesson, 6th graders culminate a unit on writing friendly letters by designing a template using graphic art and a word processing program. They...
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Share Your Adventure!

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this sharing your adventure worksheet, students read a letter about a first rafting experience, identify the sights, sounds, and feelings described, and then write a friendly letter describing a personal outdoor adventure. Students...
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Letter to Santa

For Students K - 2nd
In this writing a friendly letter to Santa instructional activity, students write the body and signature of a friendly letter on holiday stationary. Students write one friendly letter.
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Penpals from the Past

For Students 4th - 5th
In this penpal letter writing worksheet, students choose a person from the past and write a friendly letter. Students first fill out the planning box with 10 questions, then write the letter in the unlined space.
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Letter Writing Worksheets

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
In these writing worksheets, students practice writing different types of letters on decorated paper: request letter, fan letter, invitation, thank you letter, and a postcard. There is also an envelope to address.
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A Soldier's Valentine

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create Valentine's for soldiers in Iraq. They review how to write a friendly paragraph and discuss the military and duties of soldiers in Iraq. They create postcards and write reasons why they are rpoud of the military and how...
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Friendly Letters

For Teachers K - 4th
Students watch and discuss an episode of the PBS show, "Maya & Miguel" and examine the process of writing a friendly letter. They identify the five parts of a friendly letter, and write and exchange a letter with another student in...
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Letter Writing -Traditional and Modern

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study the parts of a friendly letter and how to address an envelope. They write pen pal letters using traditional and modern mailing practices.
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Story Characters Write to "Dear Abby"

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students play the roles of a book character and an advice columnist in this activity involving writing friendly letters and solving problems. They offer advice in response to letters sent to an advice columnist for their local newspaper.
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Commas

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Learners read about the correct use of commas, then correctly insert them in a "letter to grandmother."
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How To: Friendly Letter Writing

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate the proper mechanics of a letter by writing to fictional characters. In this friendly letter lesson, 2nd graders read the book Stars in the Darkness, analyzing the story and characters with classmates. Students...
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Dog Gone

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students write friendly letters. In this language arts lesson, students discuss the parts of a friendly letter. Students compose a friendly letter. Students share their letters with small groups and draw a picture to go with the letter.
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Friendly Letter Writing

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders write a friendly letter. In this writing lesson plan, 3rd graders consider audience, purpose, labeling, salutation, body, closing, and ending. Some excellent examples of friendly letters are shared with the students in a...
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Book Letters

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students study language. In this writing lesson, students listen to a story and then compose a friendly letter, about the  book, to a friend. They work independently to compose their letter depicting what happened in the story, their...
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The Birth of a Rocky Mountain City and Railroad: Georgetown and the Loop Railroad

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars explore the evolution of a town. In this social studies lesson, students discuss why Georgetown and the Georgetown Loop Railroad were developed and discuss life as a prospector. Young scholars write a letter explaining...
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The Power of Words: Lesson 2

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore language arts by reading friendly letters. In this punctuation lesson, 5th graders read a friendly letter in class and practice placing commas and parentheses where they belong. Students view the cover of the book...
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Writing a Friendly Letter

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students write a friendly letter using the four standard sentence. In this friendly letter lesson plan, students use correct sentence structure and punctuation in pairs.
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Friendly Letter

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students write friendly letters. In this friendly letters instructional activity, students write a friendly letter on the given template after being given direct instruction on how to write a friendly letter.
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Writing a Friendly Letter

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders write a letter.  In this writing lesson, 2nd graders review the elements of a friendly letter, write a friendly letter, type their letters, and add pictures to their letter.
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Key Pals

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders analyze the proper form of friendly letters and write emails to a key pal. In this friendly letters and email lesson, 2nd graders discuss sending friendly letters and view examples of the letter format. Students then...
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The Great Mail Race

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore the art of letter writing. In this writing skills lesson, students examine the format of friendly letters and business letters. Students create mail race surveys and practice writing letters according to the formats...
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Looking Ahead to Next Year

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students prepare to graduate for the year by preparing incoming students.   In this letter writing lesson, students create friendly letters telling stories about the fun they've had in this school year and what the next students can look...
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Writing a Friendly Letter

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders identify the five parts of a friendly letter. In this language arts lesson, 6th graders discover the form for writing a friendly letter. Students identify friendly letters in their interactive notebooks.
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Anonymous Card Delivery

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students make cards as a form of good will. In this card making lesson, students brainstorm a list of people who would benefit from an anonymous card. Students deliver the cards anonymously and observe the reaction of the recipients.
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Going Beyond Adjectives: Using Tom Sawyer for Descriptive Writing

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore descriptive language using parts of the novel Tom Sawyer. In this descriptive writing instructional activity, students read passages from Tom Sawyer, identifying the descriptive language. Students then write a...
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Wish You Were Here!

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students create a postcard. In this writing lesson, students select a photograph from another country on the Internet and create a postcard. Students properly address the postcard and compose a greeting.
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Appeal for the Meal

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate advertising. In this advertising activity, students read the book Good Lemonade by Frank Asch and identify the advertising practices from the story. Students create ads for snacks using advertising techniques.
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Dear President Obama

For Teachers K - 8th
Students write letters to the president as he begins his term. In this letter writing lesson, students discuss goals they hope the president will consider, and send good wishes to the president and his family. After the letters are...
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Write a Friendly Letter

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this friendly letter template activity, students compose a letter to someone they know. Students include the date, a greeting, a body, a closing, and their signature.
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Friendly Letter: CLOZE

For Teachers 2nd
In this writing worksheet, students learn to write a friendly letter about where they live. The letter has a CLOZE format to guide the beginning writer.
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Typing Friendly Letters

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners type of friendly letter with the correct spacing. They write a simple thank-you letter. Students review the parts of the letter: address, date, greeting, body and closing. They discuss the spacing of the letter. Learners are...
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Friendly Letter

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students work with partner to look at and read pen pal letters. Students identify, highlight, and discuss five parts of friendly letter, including heading, salutation, body, closing, and signature, and write their own friendly letters.
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Letter to the Editor

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Young scholars review the main components of a business letter and an informal letter. They write a letter to the editor of his or her local newspaper in which he/she addresses a current issue in the community then they write a friendly...
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Animal, Insect, and Bird Classification

For Teachers 2nd
After completing a unit on animal classification and attending a field trip students e-mail a trusted adult with some information about animal classification. They detail what they have learned about classifications of animals, insects...
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Writing: Teacher Appreciation Week

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Pupils celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week by writing letters to former teachers. They brainstorm ideas and memories to include in their letters. they include special greetings and random thoughts of kindness.
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"Write-a-Letter-to-the-Teacher" Book Report

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars practice writing a friendly letter to the teacher as a method of reviewing a book. They write a three paragraph report on a book that they read in friendly letter format.
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Flat Stanley

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Pupils read Flat Stanley, and make a poster board Flat Stanley which they sent out to family members in different states. They create an adventure for their Flat Stanley based on his "travels" and map out his trip.
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Letters from the Road

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students examine and differentiate between rural, urban, and suburban communities. They describe their local areas, view and discuss the images on the West Virginia Quarter, and write a friendly letter describing a camping trip.
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Friendly Letters

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars write a friendly letter to a classmate using the proper format. They word process the letter as a final product.
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Friendly Letters

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students compose a friendly Valentine letter by forming sentences using Valentine message candy hearts.
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Vocabulary and Comprehension Check for Courage At Indian Deep : Reading Comprehension

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders use specified vocabulary words to summarize the story Courage at Indian Deep, in the form of a friendly letter.
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The Power of Words: Lesson 1

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders write a word splash based on words that are connected with the word confrontation. In this confrontation lesson plan, 5th graders also look at the friendly letters they wrote and edit them, and read and discuss speeches.
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Letter to Self: A Personal Time Capsule

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders identify the parts of a friendly letter and write a letter to themselves as a part of a time capsule. In this letter writing lesson, 7th graders identify the five parts of a letter and write a friendly letter to...
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Thank You Letter

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders write a friendly letter and a thank you letter. They use word processing skills to complete both a friendly and thank you letter using correct punctuation, capitalizing, spacing, and spelling.
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Photo Pen Pals

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students learn to write a descriptive friendly letter to a pen pal.
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Letter from the Chateau

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students write a friendly letter based on their observations of a painting by Poussin.