Friendly Letter Template

Instructor: Bethany Calderwood

Bethany has taught special education in grades PK-5 and has a master's degree in special education.

In a world where electronic communication is prevalent, there may seem to be little place for letter writing. A friendly letter, however, is something all students can use, whether it is written on paper or in an e-mail. This template can assist you in teaching your students to write a friendly letter.

Friendly Letters

The format for a friendly letter is a tried and true formula that has been used for casual communication for years. While we often communicate in short bursts of information, such as text messages and social media posts, there is still a place for a grammatically accurate, well-spelled, properly formatted friendly letter. This format can be applied to both paper and electronic communication. Use this template to teach your students the components of a friendly letter.

The Pieces of a Friendly Letter

The Date

In a friendly letter, the date is written on the upper right-hand corner of the letter. The date can be written in a couple of different ways:

  • Written out: January 12, 2019
  • Numeric form: 1/12/19

Note: If you are writing a friendly letter in an e-mail, you can omit the date, as the e-mail will already have a time stamp.

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