Dear Pen Pal

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 characteristic of different foreign countries. Choose pen pals early in the year and allow students the opportunity to form meaningful, lasting relationships that deepen their appreciation for new cultures.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Includes resources for finding international pen pals
  • Provides a writing sample that supports children with creating personal letters
  • Offers tips for successfully corresponding with international pen pals
Cons

  • Depending on the grade level, additional scaffolding is required to support children with writing personal letters
  • Resource provides brief descriptions of class activities, requiring the teacher to plan out the details
Included Materials - Join to Access

  • Activity
  • Map
  • Reading List
  • Reading Passage