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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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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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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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Pen Pals

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students 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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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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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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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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ESL Holiday Lessons: Pen Pal Day

For Students 6th - 10th
In this language skills worksheet, students read an article on Pen Pal Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short...
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Pen Pals

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students make their own predictions about the amount of different types of birds at each site before they go there. In groups, they collect the bird data and compose letters to their pen pals sharing their information. To end the lesson...
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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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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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Pen Pals

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders become pen pals from other countries and research their countries for information that help with their writing. This information is then sent to another student who is also portraying someone from another country.
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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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Biomes of The World

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

For Students 6th - 8th
It's always nice to hear from friends. Your budding mathematicians read letters from pen pals and convert customary measurements into metric units and vice versa. They also write letters to an imaginary pen pal using metric units.
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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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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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A Multigenerational Pen Pal Program

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discover the benefits of writing letters to multigenerational pen pals.  In this pen pal lesson, students identify a need for communication among the generations.  Students begin a pen pal program with the elders in the community. 
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Pen Pals

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
During this learning activity, students will practice writing letters, as well as form a pen pal relationship with another student. This is a great activity to do with another class at the same school, or with students from a very...
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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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Pen Pal Project

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders focus a writing piece for a specific purpose and audience. They are explained that pen pals may be people that they never meet because they live too far away or that they could be in another classroom just across town....
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Emailing Colonial Pen Pals

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders write emails to a friend imagining they are traveling to colonial America.  In this emailing penpals instructional activity, 5th graders discuss appropriate language and topics in email communication, use correct format and...
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Prehistoric Pen Pals

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read online information and identify relevant information about a particular dinosaur species, assume the personality of a specific dinosaur species, and write online "getting to know you" letters to other student-dinosaurs in...

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