1. Topic-
Writing a friendly letter
2. Content-
Parts of friendly letter
Heading (date only)

3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Students will understand the purpose of a friendly letter, select a recipient and compose a letter.
4. Objectives-
1. Students will identify parts of a friendly letter.
2. Students will plan and write a friendly letter.
3. Students will edit their work for spelling, punctuation and grammar.
5. Materials and Aids-
Promethean Planet flip chart - on desktop
Books featuring letter writing - Jolly Postman, Dear Bear, Click Clack Moo
Writing Paper
Worksheets - parts of a letter, planning a letter, editing a letter
Chart Paper
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Day 1. Discussion - Do you like to get mail? What kind of mail do you receive? Have you ever sent a letter to someone? Read Jolly Postman or Dear Bear

Day 2. Plan a letter to Miss Resnick which we will give to her when she comes to class on Friday - what would you like to tell her?

Day 3.

B. Development-

Day 2 and 3. Use ActivBoard to model start of letter to Ms. Resnick. Emphasize placement of date, greeting, and closing.

C. Practice-

Day 2 Camp Honeycomb worksheet to identify and label parts of a letter.

Assemble parts of friendly letter (First Class Letter Writing worksheet) and color code to id parts.

Day 3 Time to Write a Letter worksheet - for planning what will be written.

Fan Mail worksheet for 1st draft.

Day 4- Edit for spelling, punctuation, & grammar


D. Independent Practice-

Use letter stationary to write final draft of letter.

Plan and write a letter to a friend or family member using "Time to Write a Letter Worksheet" and writing paper.


E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Preferential seating for students needing extra assistance.
2. Adapt length of letter to student ability

F. Checking for understanding-

4. All parts of letter are in correct place. Sentences are complete and have varied sentence structure and vocabulary. No errors in grammar or spelling. Legible penmanship.

3 - few errors . No fragmented sentences 2 - 3 errors in capitalization or punctuation

2 Salutation or greeting not correctly placed. Sentences are complete but not well organized. Errors in grammar of spelling that interfere with meaning. Portions of writing are illegible.

1 - Salutation or greeting missing, fragmented sentences with many errors in spelling, capitalization and /or grammar. Illegible penmanship

G. Closure-

Share letters with class.

Assemble letters to Ms. Resnick in class book to present to her Friday.

Address envelopes to mail their completed letters.

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