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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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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-instructional activity 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...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Writing a Friendly Letter

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Elementary schoolers write a friendly letter. In this letter writing lesson interrogative and declarative sentences in their friendly letter. The students write to an intended audience.
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A Letter to Amy Teaching Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Peter wants to send a special birthday party invitation to Amy, but a lot can happen between the front door and the mail box. Read the children's book A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats with your class to find out what happens, extending...
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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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Write a Letter

For Teachers 6th Standards
Sixth graders read, revise, and then write a friendly letter. Start by reading a sample letter you've written to your class. Then have each writer reminisce on the first day of school. Point out how different letters offer different...
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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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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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