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120 reviewed resources for sample friendly letters

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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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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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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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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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Dear Fifth Grader

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars write a friendly letter to 5th graders welcoming incoming students. In this writing lesson, young scholars identify the five parts of a friendly letter, write a friendly letter to a current 5th grader, and perform a peer...
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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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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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Parrot in the Oven: Letter to a Character

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Readers of Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida place themselves in the story and craft a persuasive letter to a character in Victor Martinez's National Book Award-winning novel.
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How To: Friendly Letter Writing

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate the proper mechanics of a letter by writing to fictional characters. In this friendly letter lesson, 2nd graders read the book Stars in the Darkness, analyzing the story and characters with classmates. Students...
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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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Sounds Sensible: Phonological Awareness and Beginning Phonics

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Teacher's guides are wonderful tools that provide us with basic information needed to construct effective lessons. This guide outlines five different activities that are intended to teach pre-readers word comparison, onset and rime,...
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Typing Friendly Letters

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students type of friendly letter with the correct spacing. They write a simple thank-you letter. Students review the parts of the letter: address, date, greeting, body and closing. They discuss the spacing of the letter. Students are...
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Alien Pen Pals

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students write a friendly letter to an Alien Pen Pal including details about the planet Earth.
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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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Writing a Personal Letter Using the Short Story "Eleven"

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Challenge your class to connect to the text of "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros with this activity, which prompts them to write a personal letter from the main character's point of view. The story, prompt, and letter template are all included...
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Hats Off to Capitalization

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learning how to use capital letters correctly is a critical skill. Learners edit a paragraph on a transparency and give reasons why certain words should be capitalized. A fine instructional activity!
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Story Characters Write to "Dear Abby"

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students play the roles of a book character and an advice columnist in this activity involving writing friendly letters and solving problems. They offer advice in response to letters sent to an advice columnist for their local newspaper.
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Letter To a Friend

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this writing worksheet, young scholars analyze a sample friendly letter by reading information about what a proper letter must contain. Students write a letter to a friend, following all the guidelines provided.
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A Friend Is...

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners investigate characteristics of friendship through literature and interviews then share their ideas through posters. They role play scenarios related to friends and problems they might have. This lesson plan reflects cross...
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Sampling for a Rock Concert

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Over the course of three class periods, middle schoolers design an experiment to provide learner input to administration about which rock band to invite to play at school. They practice several random sampling exercises, all well...
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A Character from "The Day it Snowed Tortillas"

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students write a friendly letter to a main character from the story "The Day It Snowed Tortillas" by Joe Hayes. They read and discuss a model of a friendly letter and identify the five parts of the letter, and correct a letter written...
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Writing Informal and Formal Letters

For Students 4th - 6th
An informal/formal letters worksheet asks pupils to label the 15 greetings, salutations, and wording of passages from sample letters as being examples of either informal or formal writing. 
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Letter Writing Basics

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students write a business letter with information regarding specific writing mechanics. In this writing lesson, students learn to write a business letter and they focus on one area of concern. Students follow a business letter template...
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Unit 7: Organising Your Writing

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Get energized by being organized! Budding business scholars construct professional letters in the seventh of nine career education and skills lessons. The resource covers proper greetings, writing requests, and explaining reasons for...

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