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


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This lesson, from ReadWriteThink, 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, then participate 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. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 3 to 5

    Topics: Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies, Literature, English-Language Arts