In this writing a letter instructional activity, students read the example of a friendly letter and then answer the 2 short answer questions about the letter.
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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
Parts of a Friendly Letter
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 activity that prompts kids to choose the correct form of different parts of a letter,...
2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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Sarah Stewart’s The Gardener and Food from Farms by Nancy Dickmann display the importance of community farms. After reading these short picture books, class members draw connections between farms and the food we eat each day. As a...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Special Friends: Challenge Activities (Theme 9)
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1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Letter to Amy Teaching Plan
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...
Pre-K - 2nd Math CCSS: Adaptable
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