Parts of a Friendly Letter

The art of writing a letter has not been lost to email and texting! Teach kids how to format a friendly letter with a presentation about the parts of a letter, as well as prompting them to write a letter about their favorite holiday.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Project the presentation onto a whiteboard with a document viewer, allowing kids to note and label the parts of the letter with a dry erase marker
  • Encourage kids to write and send their friendly letters to each other, family members, or other people they want to communicate with
  • Use in a pen pal program or when writing letters to Santa
Classroom Considerations

  • The slides are in a PDF format instead of a slideshow, which may make it tricky to show in class
Pros

  • Demonstrates the proper way to set up a friendly letter, complete with heading, body, and signature
  • Encourages kids to synthesize what they have learned in their own friendly letter
  • Includes a list of citations and credits, as well as a collection of relevant books
  • Comes with a grading rubric for the lesson
Cons

  • None