Fancy Letters

Over five days, scholars show their proficiency in cursive while writing a formal letter. Each day starts with an introduction and guided practice in preparation for writing their formal letter. Going through the writing process, learners plan, compose drafts, edit, prepare a final draft, and mail it to a recipient.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Offer cursive alphabet strips to struggling writers
  • Create an anchor chart that displays editing marks for peers to reference while they edit rough drafts 
  • Add a note to recipients asking them to reply in a letter form—encourage pupils to continue writing back and forth 
Classroom Considerations

  • Individual lessons last one hour 
  • Participants should know how to read and write in cursive
Pros

  • Boosts cursive writing skills 
  • The plan explains lesson steps in detail 
  • Offers ways to differentiate instruction and extend the learning experience 
Cons

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