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56 resources with the concept pen pals

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Rock Swap

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students collect rocks found locally and write a brief description which includes the name of the rock, whether the rock is sedimentary, metamorphic, or igneous, and what uses the rock has. They exchange rocks with another class in...
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Dear Pen Pal

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Explore cultures from around the world with an engaging pen pal resource. Through a series of classroom activities and written correspondence, children learn about the favoritec pastimes, schooling, geography, and weather that is...
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Pen Pals

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners collect bird count data at their sites, and share and compare the data collected from two different schoolyards using computer technology.
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Access (1st Year) Pen Pal Format

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
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...
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Email Buddies

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Collaborate with another class (or school) and have your learners share ideas about their reading through the use of email. Perhaps you'll create a specific question or a few questions for writers to choose from. Not only will they...
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Modern Day Pen Pals, Connecting Our Art Room to the Rest of the World!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Initiate an international pen pal program! After establishing communication with an art class in another country, groups share pod casts and video streams of their work. The scripted resource details how to prepare for the pod casts, but...
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Out of Old England in the 1630s-Flat Me Project

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students write letters to penpals. In this geography/literacy lesson, students become penpals with a classroom in England to learn about customs and society across the ocean. Flat Stanley by Will Holton is read aloud, and students...
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Biome Exchange - Send the "Stuff" Not The Kids

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Young scholars exchange ecological information with students from different geographic biomes. They box up the "unique ecologically significant features" of their area, send the box to another class in another area and then receive a...
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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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Biomes of The World

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students research different biomes, using links from global pen pal letters.
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Postcard Template

For Teachers 1st - 8th
A basic postcard worksheet could be a creative addition to your novel unit, pen pal project, or any other activity involving writing letters or sending mail. The template provides two postcards, each with lines for a message, a space for...
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My School

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice their foreign language skills through the creation of film highlighting a visual tour through their school to be produced in the language that they are studying. The film can be sent to pen pals in another country.
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Spanish 101: Pen Pal

For Teachers Higher Ed
Americans will learn about the Spanish culture with this 21st Century lesson plan. Each pupil will be given a pen pal and the opportunity to see their pictures via Twitpic on Twitter. Then, each person will write a 5-page report about...
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Ein Interkulturelles Projekt!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Get your class in touch with other students of German (or German students) through this intercultural project. Your pupils can correspond with others in any or all of the ways listed here. The resource provides links to special programs...
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Pen Pal Template: Hello!

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Corresponding with pen pals just got easier with this simple writing template. Including sentence frames and space for drawing pictures, this is a fun resource that introduces young learners to writing personal letters.
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My Pen Pal

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Written in two different languages, this resource offers pupils the opportunity to practice both their English and their Hebrew skills. Young writers respond to a couple of questions to get their ideas flowing. They then compose a letter...
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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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Message in a Bottle

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students acquire a pen pal in a foreign country and write letters at least twice a month throughout the year to exchange with them. At the end of the year, they write an essay that compares one important difference and one important...
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Meet Your New eBuddy

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students are introduced to the eBuddies laptop system. Using the technology, they create a new Word document and practice using a mouse. Opening a new window from Internet Explorer, they view an appropriate site which allows them to...
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The Canadian Expedition

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research and write a pen pal letter about the geography of a Canadian town. Students create a script for a phone call with their pen pal and perform it with a friend for the class.
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Commentary Across the States

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice letter writing by corresponding with students from another state.  In this communication instructional activity, students utilize a digital camera to document the neighborhood/school they live in and share them with...
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Pen Pals

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students write to a pen pal and learn about their lives. In this pen pal instructional activity, students learn about a person from another country. Students develop an understanding that they have many things in common with people from...
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Ideas for Teaching About Different Countries and Cultures

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars complete various activities to learn about world cultures. In this world cultures lesson plan, students visit websites, read books, share recipes, complete craft activities, and research the various cultures of a country...
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The Mail Race

For Teachers K - 8th
Students create friendly letters and surveys to other schools. In this letter writing instructional activity, students format friendly letters to other school and request a reply. Students chart the replies on a map and share information...