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 the proper way to address an envelope.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Project the reference page on your whiteboard to point out the parts of a letter to your class
  • Encourage kids to write to a specific person, such as their parents on Mother's Day and Father's Day, or to grandparents on Grandparents' Day
  • Combine the lesson with the story or book your kids are reading by prompting them to write a letter from the perspective of a character from the story, to another character
Classroom Considerations
  • Comes with stationary to use for the letter, but you could use standard paper instead, as the pictures at the bottom take up a lot of space
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Pros
  • Comes with a cute stationary page for kids to use
  • Clear and detailed description of the letter and envelope are helpful for readers of any level
  • Lesson provides an open-ended message, making it versatile for any unit you're working on
Cons
  • None
Common Core