Letter Writing Unit for 6th Graders

http://www.mce.k12tn.net/english/letter_writing/letter_writing_unit6th.htm

Sample Letters http://www.kingsharvest.com/letters.html

Really Good Activity Guide - All About Letter Writing http://www.reallygoodstuff.com/pdfs/114444.pdf

Read Write Think http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=5

All in One Letter and Envelope http://www.crayola.com/educators/lessons/display.cfm?id=5

Friendly Letter Writing Unit http://esd.iu5.org/LessonPlans/LetterWriting/lettermain.htm

Quia Quiz on Correctly Writing Parts of a Letter http://www.quia.com/pop/7318.html

150 Sample Business Letters http://www.4hb.com/letters/

 

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Day 1 - Why do we write friendly letters?

Introduction

Activities - Show Reading Rainbow Hail the Mail
Description: In HAIL TO MAIL, the seemingly simple act of mailing a letter is revealed as a journey through an intricate network, sometimes spanning the world in an effort to get the mail delivered on time. LeVar takes viewers behind the scenes of the postal service and introduces some of the dedicated staff who bring us closer to the people we care about, no matter how far away they are.

Students practice writing their mailing addresses using correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

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Day 2 -  Writing a Friendly Letter

Skills

Teaching

  1. Lesson 13 (pages 117-119) in Language for Daily Use Level 4

  2. Practice Writing Greetings and Closings

Practicing Punctuation and Capitalization

Level 5 Lesson 19 (pages 39-40)

Level 6 Lesson 19 (pages 39-40)

Students practice writing their mailing addresses using correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

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Day 3

Friendly Letter Writing Unit http://esd.iu5.org/LessonPlans/LetterWriting/lettermain.htm (Identify the Parts of a Letter)

Quia Quiz on Correctly Writing Parts of a Letter http://www.quia.com/pop/7318.html

Use Read Write Think http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=5 to compose a friendly letter.

Students practice writing their mailing addresses using correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

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Day 4

Skills

Teaching

Lesson 14 (pages 120-121) in Language for Daily Use Level 4

Students practice writing their mailing addresses using correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

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Day 5

Using All in One Letter and Envelope http://www.crayola.com/educators/lessons/display.cfm?id=5 students write a friendly letter and address an envelope. These letters will be written to and mailed to another member of the class. Each student will receive one letter.

Students practice writing their mailing addresses using correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

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Day 6

Discussion - Reasons for Writing a Business Letter

Show samples of business letters

http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonplans/unit_businessletter_exWritingP53.pdf

http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonplans/unit_businessletter_exWritingP54.pdf

Discussion -  Use graphic organizer illustrating the differences between friendly and business letters.            http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson322/LetterAttributes.pdf

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Day 7

Handout - Business Letter Format http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonplans/Format.pdf

Business Letter Exercise http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonplans/BusinessLtr_Exercise.pdf

Practice

Practicing Punctuation and Capitalization

Level 7 Lesson 19 (pages 39-40)

Level 8 Lesson 19 (pages 39-40)

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Day 8

Use Read Write Think's Letter Generator to write a business letter http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=5

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