Who’s Got Mail? Using Literature to Promote Authentic Letter Writing

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  • Aug 9 2010 2:00 AM

    Mary Kay Monson

     

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Description

This activity uses literature and shared writing to teach letter-writing format and promote authentic letter writing. Students listen to and talk about stories dealing with correspondence before participating in a collaborative, whole-group letter-writing activity. They go on to write their own letters to deliver or mail to adult school helpers, family, or friends. Students often go on to write letters on their own time, which may generate ongoing correspondence.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 3 to 5

    Topics: Literary Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies, English-Language Arts

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    • Teacher Materials


    Tool for: Parents, Administrators, Teachers

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    Instructional Strategy

    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Discussions; Demonstration; Cooperative Learning