To Whom It May Concern
Fifth graders distinguish the difference between the format of a friendly letter and a business letter. They work in groups to edit sample business letters before choosing their business letter of choice to write and edit.
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Magical Musical Tour: Using Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
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To Whom It May Concern! Writing for a Variety of Audiences
Elementary learners write friendly letters with the same subject to two contrasting readers or audiences. They choose words and phrases that will be the most effective for the audience they are trying to reach. They read both letters and...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts