Writing a Friendly Letter Activities

Instructor: Bethany Calderwood

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

Are you working on friendly letters with your elementary school class? These activities involve your students in both reading and writing friendly letters, including thank you letters.

Friendly Letters

The friendly letter is a time-honored format for casual communication. Amid the onslaught of abbreviations and acronyms that crowd our text messages and social media, the friendly letter is the perfect vehicle for students to practice good grammar and good spelling while sending a message to friends or family members. These friendly letter activities can be adapted for a range of students in elementary or middle school.

Activity: Reading the Mail

Objective: Read a friendly letter and identify the parts.

Materials: Friendly letters for your students written by family members/school personnel/etc., colored pencils

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