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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 3a, Unit 3: Culminating Project: Expert Groups Research and Writing an Opinion Letter

For Teachers 5th Standards
To conclude Module 3a, Unit 3 fifth graders choose to research either Roberto Clemente or Althea Gibson to understand the cultural context in which these athletes competed and the barriers these athletes broke during the times in which...
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Informative & Expository Writing Prompts

For Students K - 12th Standards
Good writing prompts are hard to find, especially those for informative writing such as research reports, how-to instructions, and letters. The colorfully illustrated templates in a seven-prompt collection include lines to write on, as...
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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 3a: Considering Perspectives and Supporting Opinions: Sports and Athletes’ Impact on Culture

For Teachers 5th Standards
Sports are hugely important in American culture. A reading of Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America, Sharon Robinson’s biography of her father, provides the impetus for fifth graders to investigate respected sports...
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English for Emails

For Teachers 9th Standards
Prepare young job seekers for the world of work with a nine-unit collection that helps them develop the skills they need to succeed in an online business environment. The collection covers e-mail address formats, domain names,...
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2020 Election Lesson Plans

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
With all the hyperbole of an election year, it can be difficult to find the facts, just the facts about candidates, issues, and ballot measures. Young political scientists, with the help of 21 resources from a nonpartisan, information...
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Informal Letter Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
When do we use formal letter writing? When do we use informal letter writing? Compare formal letter writing with informal letter writing using a Venn diagram. Included in this resource are ways to guide middle schoolers through the...
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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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Writing an Informal Letter

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What is the difference between formal and informal letter writing? Who gets a formal letter? What about an informal letter? This reference page presents different introductions and phrases you might see in each type of letter, and then...
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Friendly Letter Practice Prompts

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Don't get stuck trying to figuring out a topic and recipient for your informal letter writing with these six writing prompts that aid in selecting who and what to write about in a friendly letter. 
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Friendly Letter Mini-Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
This mini-lesson about informal letter writing is packed with a lot of information about writing a friendly letter. Class members begin by working in pairs to answer questions after reviewing letter models. Then, take part in a grand...
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Formal and Informal Letters - Change of Register

For Students 7th - 8th
In this formal and informal letters worksheet, ESL students read a friendly letter. Then students substitute more formal expressions in the same letter, choosing phrases from the world bank.
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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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Solomon G. Brown: Letter Writing

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Personal correspondence in the form of letters is not as common as it once was. This resource presents an opportunity for you to introduce your class to letter writing and cover topics in social studies. Learners read a letter written in...
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Letter Writing to Politicians on Environmental Issues

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Let your voices be heard! Pupils research local and national environmental concerns using the Internet. Class members determine an issue they deem important and draft a letter to a local politician expressing their concern about the...
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Editing Informal Letters

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
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...
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Personal Information

For Teachers K - 2nd
Can your learners fill out an envelope with their personal information? Give them some great practice using this template, which learners will enjoy because it's all about them! First, they write their name and address on an image of an...
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Letter Writing - Formal

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Although rarely used these days, letter writing is still a form of writing reviewed in schools. After examining written letters, middle schoolers discuss characteristics of a formal letter and its parts. They choose a famous person to...
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What Letter Will You Write?

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
After reading "The Pied Piper of Hamelin," scholars discuss the emotions the events provoked in its characters. In pairs, writers compose a letter depending on the topic and style of their choice then reply to their own or a peer's...
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Letter Writing: Social Action Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Help your pupils sharpen their letter writing skills. They compose business letters that include greetings, headings, closings, and a professional tone for a philanthropic organization requesting information. Use this resource to...
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Writing a Friendly Letter

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Just because kids today are well-versed in texting and emails doesn't mean they shouldn't learn how to write a friendly letter! Reinforce their letter-writing skills with a lesson focused on the elements of a friendly letter, as well as...
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Letter Writing and Abigail Adams

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders learn the importance of letter writing for communication. In this letter writing instructional activity, 3rd graders identify how letter writing was important in the life of Abigail Adams. Students understand what a...
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Convey Ideas in Writing

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Write an unsent letter about a consumer scam, paying attention to the writing conventions of punctuation and spelling. This lesson could be adapted to fit a variety of social issues in which letter writing is appropriate. 4
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Who’s Got Mail?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Today's kids are probably not familiar with the conventions of letter writing, due to the boom of technology. Here is a lesson that will provide opportunities for formal and informal letter writing. 
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Valentine's Day: Love Letters

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Oh the joys of love! As a special Valentine's Day assignment, budding authors research the life of one of the most romantic poets, Keats. They read the letter, "To Fanny Brawne, 13 October 1819," then compose a love letter of their own....

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