Learners work with partner to look at and read pen pal letters. Students identify, highlight, and discuss five parts of friendly letter, including heading, salutation, body, closing, and signature, and write their own friendly letters.
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Writing a Friendly Letter
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...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Big Bad Wolf and the Friendly Letter
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...
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
Unusual Friendly Letters: Persuasion and Point of View
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...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Friendly Letter Mini-Lesson
This mini-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 part in a grand...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Letter to Sarah, Plain, and Tall
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...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts