Editing Informal Letters

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Editing a letter isn't quite the same thing as fixing an autocorrected word on your phone, but it's an important skill that can help kids with their language arts skills. Young readers take a look at a short letter before identifying the grammar and spelling errors.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Include in a language arts assessment
  • Use as a warm-up activity before your unit on writing friendly letters
  • Have kids work on the activity for homework
  • Follow up the assignment with a letter-writing project, in which kids write their own (properly edited and formatted) friendly letters
  • Use in a class with English learners to practice proper grammar and spelling
Classroom Considerations
  • Doesn't provide a lot of space for kids to make corrections
  • Comes with an answer key for straightforward assessment
  • A simple way to engage kids with proofreading practice
  • Answer key doesn't include all of the answers (comma after salutation)