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212 resources with the keyterm letter writing

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Valentine's Day: Love Letters

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Oh the joys of love! As a special Valentine's Day assignment, budding authors research the life of one of the most romantic poets, Keats. They read the letter, "To Fanny Brawne, 13 October 1819," then compose a love letter of their own....
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Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Teach your class to talk back in a constructive and respectful way. This focuses in particular on talking back to the media and to advertisers when they have concerns. Learners participate in a brainstorm and then compose letters or...
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So You Want to Be President?: Lesson 9

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders write Dear Abby asking for advice. For this writing lesson, 6th graders compose a letter as if they were a Civil War soldier. Students illustrate weapons and important events from the war. 
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Letter Writing Chart

For Students 4th - 6th
This is a nicely-constructed letter writing worksheet in which learners use a chart to brainstorm the content for an apology letter to a friend. They fill in the chart and then write the apology letter. This brainstorming process would...
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I Hate to Complain but your Cheese Stinks

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read and discuss the "fractured" fairy tale "The Stinky Cheese Man". They imagine that they are in the fairy tale and write a letter of complaint concerning the Cheese Man and how he stinks up the town.
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Writing a Letter of Inquiry!

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Connect expository writing to a real world skill when the class composes a letter of inquiry. They find the parts of a business letter and work as a class to correct missing parts. After the initial exercise they compose an origial...
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Writing a Letter of Complaint

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a very useful presentation on persuasive letter writing that's packed with great information. Learners discover when this type of letter is appropriate to write, then are shown a series of steps that would lead to a letter that...
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Using a Computer to Write a Letter- Nouns- Vocabulary Skills

For Students 5th - 6th
This nicely-done computer based letter writing worksheet has learners fill in each blank with a noun from the word bank. There are 20 sentences. They complete instructions for writing a letter using the computer, and use words such as...
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The Great Mail Race

For Teachers 3rd
Challenge your learners with this lesson plan on letter writing. First, they conduct Internet research to fill in a questionnaire about their hometown. Then, they write directions using the format from the Great Mail Race and mail their...
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Letter to the Zookeeper

For Teachers K
A wonderful lesson that combines writing, the study of animals, and the use of a word processor awaits your students. Kindergarteners visit five centers where they come up with questions about an animal. Then students use a letter prompt...
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Postcards Home - Describing Setting

For Teachers 2nd
Writing with detail can be very fun and stretch your students as writers. This instructional activity focuses on introducing descriptive words into writing to create more visual and clear sentences. Each student will create a postcard...
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Parts of a Letter

For Teachers 1st
Lips will be smacking and mouths will be drooling during this exciting lesson! After tasting different snacks and choosing their favorites, pupils will learn the parts of a letter. Next, they write a letter to the manufacturer, praising...
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Parts of a Friendly Letter

For Teachers 3rd
Join December's "Write to a Friend" campaign by introducing the parts of a friendly letter with this presentation. This 10-slide PowerPoint lists and describes the heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature of a letter. Tip: After...
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Send a Postcard

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Using Claude Monet's On the Bank of the Seine as inspiration, young artists create their own postcards. During the instructional activity, learners discuss the techniques used in Monet's painting, as well as the woman in the painting,...
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Dear Pen Pal

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Keep your class in conversation with others across the country or across the sea by writing letters to pen pals. The activity calls for students to be pan pals with pupils in Africa; however, the listed steps could be used for any...
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A Friendly Letter

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Conduct the letter activity described here at the beginning of the year. First, give a copy of a friendly letter to each of your pupils. This letter should be written by you and about you. Include errors for learners to fix. Class...
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How do I write a friendly letter?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Teach your class the basic format of a friendly letter. Pupils learn about the heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature. There is a brief quiz at the end to check for understanding. The links for this section work correctly and...
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Friendly Letter

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Many youngsters do not know how to write a friendly letter! Show them this presentation to inform them. The PowerPoint splits a friendly letter into five elements: heading, salutation, body, closing, and signature. For each element,...
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Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers

For Teachers K - 6th
Students compose a letter to a family member. In this writing lesson, students listen to the book, Mr. Lincoln's Whiskers and identify the parts of a letter.
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Write Letters to Commemorate 9/11

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Students commemorate 9/11 by writing letters to fire, police, or emergency medical personnel in local communities or to the service men and women who fight terrorism overseas in this activity. The idea is to show appreciation to those...
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Letter Writing Frame

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
More a worksheet than a lesson, this document provides a nice letter frame template that could be used in tandem with a lesson on how to construct a friendly thank you letter. In it, learners are provided with large boxes in which they...
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Friendly Letters: Interactive Writing Project

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students practice writing friendly letters. In this friendly letters lesson, students take a field trip and then write a friendly thank you letter for the experience. Students follow the three given steps to complete the lesson.
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Dangerous Road: A Letter of Complaint

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Engage your English learners with this resource. To begin, learners describe a map to a partner. After a vocabulary exercise and a jumbled letter activity, pupils are asked to write their own letter. The letter reading and writing...
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Focus on Writing a Letter to Persuade: Making Writing Less Wordy

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Assist your class with concise writing. Using this worksheet, learners examine the use of pronouns to make writing less wordy. In order to do this, they complete a letter in which they persuade the teacher to get a class pet, book, or...