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212 resources with the keyterm letter writing

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Balanced Literacy Project

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the concept of a letter and how it should be composed. They look at examples in order to see how it can be composed in a variety of formats. Students write their own letters and correctly identify the different...
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Dear Abby- Colonial Style

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students review the Colonial period in American history and read literature from this era. They assume the roles of a colonial young person and an adult to compose letters from each and communicate their ideas through the letter writing...
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The Persians and the Phoenicians

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders take notes on a teacher lecture and PowerPoint presentation on the rise of the Persian and Phoenician Civilizations. They compare the Phoenician alphabet with our alphabet. They use the Phoenician alphabet to write a...
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Who Is Responsible For Repairs?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students discuss household problems that may be eligible for repair by their landlord. As a class, students discuss the portions of their lease that require their landlord to repair damages and which damages they may be responsible for...
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Dear Congressperson...

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers identify their local, state, and national officials. They create a short blurb about each official and their function in office. Students choose an issue of concern they would like to write to their local official about,...
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Letter to the President

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the United States government in 1800. They discuss how the new government was formed and how the process works. Students brainstorm different citizens that lived during this time. Students role play and write a letter to...
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Letter to the Zookeeper

For Teachers K - 1st
Students write a letter on the computer to the zookeepers describing characteristics of their favorite animal. They ask the zookeepers to guess the animal.
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For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students write three fictitious letters each on the same topic but to three different persons. They compare letters to decide how the voice of the writing changes depending on the person who is receiving the letter. They apply this...
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Folktale Unit: The Princess and the Golden Shoes

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students study variations of classic folktales while deciding why the tales were so popular many years ago. They write a letter to an author.
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Desert Discoveries

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students correspond with Israeli students from Jerusalem by email as part of a study on desert and semi-arid regions. They conduct background research and become proficient in the use of electronic mail.
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Self-Motivating Letters

For Teachers Higher Ed
Pupils brainstorm reasons for attending a college class, and set goals for themselves to achieve while they are at school. They write letters using these reasons to encourage themselves. Letters are graded by the professor and sent out...
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For Teachers 2nd
Second graders do research on the Internet, then show what they have learned by writing a postcard.
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Dear FCAT Checker

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students practice writing business letters by writing a letter to the person who grade their FCAT test.
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Pen Pal Party

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders write letters to students in other areas of the state, country or world focusing on using the correct friendly letter form. They describe their lives and ask questions to explore someone else's life.
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Look at What I Did at School!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders use an outline to write a letter to their parents sharing their week at school.
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I Nominate My Friend

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students review letter writing skills and the use of descriptive language, and practice writing persuasive letters, with help from teacher and peers. Letters are then written to nominate friend for Friend of the Year.
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Keyboarding - Dear "Here is Your Help"

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students work in pairs to draft a letter responding to a request for advice. They brainstorm a solution and write a response using a word processing program and correct letter format.
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Letter to NASA

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students, in groups, identify the strategies needed to create a business letter, practice writing a business letter, and decide which sections of the NASA research project to include in an information packet.
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Sami and the Time of Troubles

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars enhance writing skills by writing a letter to a character in a related literature, in this case Sami from the book "Sami and the Time of the Troubles."
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Christmas Language Arts plans

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Pupils rotate through various activity boxes designed to connect Language Arts and Christmas. They make Christmas cards, coupon books, write a letter and story and complete a word search. They rotate through each station over a week's time.