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Writing a Personal Letter Using the Short Story "Eleven"

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Challenge your class to connect to the text of "Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros with this activity, which prompts them to write a personal letter from the main character's point of view. The story, prompt, and letter template are all included...
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The Personal Letter: The Outsiders

For Teachers 8th
After completing S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, eighth graders compose a personal letter to their teacher detailing what they liked about the novel and the activities assigned during the course of the unit. A clever way to get feedback,...
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Dear Pen Pal

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Explore cultures from around the world with an engaging pen pal resource. Through a series of classroom activities and written correspondence, children learn about the favoritec pastimes, schooling, geography, and weather that is...
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Personal Letter Writing Template

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Guide your pupils through writing a letter. This page will help them organize their work and ensure that they include all the elements of a letter. Boxes are provided for the date, greeting, message, and closing.
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Pen Pal Template: Hello!

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Corresponding with pen pals just got easier with this simple writing template. Including sentence frames and space for drawing pictures, this is a fun resource that introduces young learners to writing personal letters.
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Unsent Letter: Characterization in Briar Rose

For Teachers 7th - 12th
After completing Jane Yolen’s Briar Rose, class members assume the voice of Gemma and craft a personal letter to her granddaughter telling Becca how she feels about Becca’s actions and the discoveries at Chelmno. Complete directions for...
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Access (1st Year) Pen Pal Format

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Help young writers make a good first impression on their pen pals with this personal letter template. Including sentence frames and word banks, this resource supports children as they learn to write personal descriptions using complete...
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Preparing a Personal Letter

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students examine the parts of a personal letter. In this language arts lesson, students view examples of personal letters and write a personal letter.
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A Letter to Terry Fox

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research information about Terry Fox on the Internet. They write a personal letter to Terry Fox.
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A Personal Letter from Lois Lowry

For Students 10th - 11th
In this personal letter from Lois Lowry, students read Lowry's response to several letters from her fans and delights in being able to reach the fans on a personal level.
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A Personal Letter from Lois Lowry

For Students 10th - 11th
In this Lois Lowry personal letter instructional activity, students finish reading Lowry's letters to her fans and then complete five discussion points regarding detailed questions within the reading. Students may also continue this...
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A Letter to Amy Teaching Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Peter wants to send a special birthday party invitation to Amy, but a lot can happen between the front door and the mail box. Read the children's book A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats with your class to find out what happens, extending...
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Writing to an Author

For Students 5th - 8th
Provide your young readers with step-by-step directions for crafting a friendly letter to their favorite author. After drafting and revising their letter, class members illustrate a favorite scene in the book and mail their letters to...
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WRITING BUSINESS & PERSONAL LETTERS

For Teachers Higher Ed
Pupils write both a business letter and a personal letter to Jamie Bastedo at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center to request his presence at a drama presentation for a unit on Northern Studies: Europeans and Fur Traders, which...
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Up Close With The Author

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners listen to the teacher read a book entitled, Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. In groups, students create KWL charts concerning the book, the author, and the author's writing style. In groups, learners research topics about the book and its...
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Up Close with the Author

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students research the life of an author then write the author a personal letter.  In this letter writing lesson, students use the Internet to find information about Carl Hiaasen, discuss the findings, and write a personal letter to him...
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How to Set Out an Informal Letter

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Walk your class through each step in writing an informal letter. This fabulous PowerPoint provides a great example for all parts of an informal, or personal, letter. After reviewing this presentation, your class will be ready to write...
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Life of a Civil War Soldier

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders write about the physical hardships endured by soldiers of the Civil War. They compare the losses between two communities during the Civil War. They analyze personal letters to understand what a battle was like. They...
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Prehistoric Pen Pals

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read online information and identify relevant information about a particular dinosaur species, assume the personality of a specific dinosaur species, and write online "getting to know you" letters to other student-dinosaurs in...
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Virtual Field Trip: Lesson Ten - Publishing

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Class members publish a letter describing their Virtual Field Trip incorporating data from previously developed charts, graphs, and data tables. The final lesson in a series devoted to collecting information and publishing data.
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Write a Letter

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine personal letters written by Paul Lawrence Dunbar and discuss their characteristics. They write personal letters to a friend or relative and mail them.
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Van Gogh’s Self-Portraits

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Scholars get to know famous Dutch painter, Vincent van Gogh, as an artist as well as a person. After reading personal letters and analyzing paintings, participants paint two self-portraits that represent their personality. Then, write a...
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Creative Writing - Research and Letters

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Here's a fresh approach that combines research, business and personal letter writing, and creative story telling. Student groups research different decades in the life of a famous Japanese astronomer. They then craft a decade fact sheet,...
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Exploring Parent-Child Relationships Through Letter Writing

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The PBS film, Bronx Princess, launches a study of complex parent-child relationships. Using the provided reading guide, viewers respond to clips from the film and compare Rocky and Yaa’s relationship to other parent-child relationships....

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