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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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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 activity 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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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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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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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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Communicating with Mushers and Zuma: Letter Writing Skills

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students write a friendly letter. In this communication activity, 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 Fifth Grader

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students write a friendly letter to 5th graders welcoming incoming students. In this writing activity, 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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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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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 learning exercise, 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...
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A Rising People: Ben Franklin and the Americans

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students analyze a letter written by Benjamin Franklin. In this letter writing lesson, students analyze the vocabulary and format of the letter in pairs. Students 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 plan, 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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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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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...