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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 plan, grammar lesson plan, and technology lesson plan with this fun activity! Young writers compose letters to friends, and then convert the text to Webdings font. Their friends then decode the letter...
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Solving Problems with McGruff

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students use the website '' 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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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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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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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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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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Friendly Letter to a Leprechaun

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students write friendly letters. In this friendly letter writing instructional activity, students write a friendly letter to a leprechaun. Students review the parts of a friendly letter then watch the teacher model how to write a...