Writing a Letter to a Veteran Lesson Plan

Instructor: Bethany Calderwood

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

This lesson plan teaches students about veterans then reviews the parts of a friendly letter. The plan concludes with students writing a letter to a local veteran. Group, individual, and whole class activities are included.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this lesson, students will:

  • learn what a veteran is and how to honor veterans.
  • understand how to express appreciation to a veteran by writing a letter.

Length

  • Approximately 90 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.4

With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.5

With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.

Materials

  • Copies of text lesson What is a Veteran? - Lesson for Kids and accompanying worksheet
  • List of local veterans, especially veterans associated with the school community
  • Highlighters
  • Copies of a friendly letter
  • Poster-sized friendly letter outline
  • Materials for writing and illustrating

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