Letter writing for kids

Collection by Danielle Walker

Danielle Walker
This is a great way to show the parts of a letter! 4.W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Lots and lots of anchor charts... and rain!

I am on an anchor chart kick lately... last year I did some, especially toward the end of the year with reading... but now I'm branching out from reading into math and writing. More on that in a minute... Today was a typical Monday... rainy, Fall chill in the air. I actually woke up early... that never happens. I am not a morning person. Not by a long shot. I set my alarm for 6 am but hit the snooze button numerous times... it's usually after 7 when I finally jolt awake and run around like a…

Fun first day activity: Have kids write a letter to themselves at the end of the year.

Back-to-School....Already?! - Create Teach Share

About a week out of school, and I am already thinking about next year!!! What.Is.Wrong.With.Me??? Normally, I give myself a few weeks before I allow the next school year to sneak into my summer vacation. However, I have a new challenge ahead of me next year, and need all the time I can get. I…

Perfect for reluctant writers! Get a return postcard from Disney, too!

Handwriting Practice for Kids :: Make Writing Fun

Make Handwriting practice for kids and writing fun by helping your child write a letter to their favorite Disney character. They will get a return postcard!

Mailling a Letter. For fun, let the kids mail it home to themselves. Fun to keep track of how long it takes to get there.

My ESY Schedule!

Well the school year is over and we have slid right into ESY! Here is the schedule I have set up for my kids. The boxes in yellow indicate times that two of my colleagues and I will be having all (28) kids together for activities. We have so much fun stuff going on I can hardly stand it! Today we did a fun cut and paste food activity, worked on how to send letters through the mail (we mailed the worksheets home for fun) and did a News2You activity with the other classes! I Hope everyone else…

Friendly Letter Writing {everything you need!}$

Friendly Letter Writing {everything you need!}

This pack contains everything you need to teach how to write friendly letters!This file includes:Anchor chartsWorksheets for practicing the parts of a friendly letterSequencing how to write a letter worksheetsLetter editing worksheetsA friendly letter template to get students startedAnd 6 adorable p...

label parts of a friendly letter freebie


Froggy Mail is in full working order this week. We are a k-8 school and during testing our little first graders run a school wide post office. It is such a fun community activity. Kids in all grades write letters to friends, big/little buddies, brothers/sisters and staff. Mail is dropped into our Froggy mailbox (it is taken out of storage for this two week project). The Postmasters (a.k.a. the first grade teachers) empty this daily so the postal workers (first graders) can process this mail…

Using Weekly Letter Writing In the Classroom - Great freebie and guest blog post by Mary Montero of Teaching With a Mountain View who shares strategies for connecting with your students through letter writing

Using Weekly Letter Writing In the Classroom

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Cool! Send an "email" to a book character. This pix depicts a first grader's work. However, I love this concept for big kids. I would assign a series of emails back and forth. Great idea!

Fairy Tale Unit Part TWO (PHOTO POST)

Ok, there is a good chance I'll be posting photos for the next three nights because some of these activities came out SO. STINKIN'. CUTE. =) Today was Goldilocks Day....ALL DAY! We did... Shared Writing: Goldilocks is WANTED! ;) Blow these up and read them, I swear these kids crack me up! So....we made Fairy Tale Laptops today...we wrote and EMAIL to a Goldilocks Character! Look for: 1. The email addresses they created- SO cute 2. The messages/questions they ask their characters 3. The…

Persuasive Writing. There are multiple worksheets to help develop persuasive writing for a variety of purposes. Whether its for a class president or a persuasive letter, it makes it easy to draft ideas on these work sheets. It's important for students to be able to share their ideas while being respectful of other people's opinions.

The Go To Teacher

I have posted about persuasive writing (opinion) before, Persuasive Writing Goodies For The New Year, but this year I became more thoughtful about what a strong opinion piece looks like. The common core standard for opinion writing states, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure. I really felt that the beginning of the unit…

AHG Pen Pal Ideas: This would be a great introduction letter for your students to use the first time they write...

Pen Pal Friendly Letter Template

My students loved writing to their Japanese pen pals! This would be a great introduction letter for your students to use the first time they write to their pen pals.

Teaching Kids How to Write a Letter {free printable pack}| This Reading Mama

Teaching Kids How to Write a Letter {free printable}

Use this free printable pack to teach kids how to write a letter.

How To Write a Friendly Letter- Valentine's Day Theme

How To Write a Friendly Letter- Valentine's Day Theme

I hope you enjoy this mini-unit. This is a fun unit to try around Valentine's Day. In this unit you will find the following: Focus Lesson Posters: "What Should I Write in a Friendly Letter?" and "Friendly Letter Golden Rule" (Slide 4-5) Student Handout: "Friendly Letter Format" (Slide 6) Studen...

FREE Printable Kids' Form Letter~ This easy-to-use form letter makes letter writing fun. Imagine how delighted the recipient will be to open an actual, handwritten letter!

Kids Form Letter {FREE DOWNLOAD}

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