Ch 8: Letter Format & Writing Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Access our lesson plans to help you teach your students about letter writing formats and techniques. Review videos, plan activities and have students take assessment quizzes to keep them engaged and supplement your classroom instruction.

Letter Format & Writing Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Incorporate instructional tips and strategies outlined in these lesson plans to guide your students through letter writing exercises and studies. Review learning objectives for each lesson and tailor your plans to meet these objectives. By using these lesson plans, you should be able to effectively teach your students:

  • The differences between friendly and business letters
  • Components of a business letter
  • The format of a friendly letter

Links to related lessons allow you to present even more detailed information to your class.

How It Helps

  • Encourages student participation : Activities include having students write actual letters to enhance their understanding of the material
  • Meets common core standards: Lesson plans are designed to ensure that you are satisfying common core requirements
  • Identifies key terms: Key vocabulary words are defined for your students

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to making planning letter format and writing lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific letter format and writing topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your letter format and writing class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related letter format and writing lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important letter format and writing concepts form the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant letter writing-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

12 Lessons in Chapter 8: Letter Format & Writing Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Formal Letter Writing Lesson Plan

1. Formal Letter Writing Lesson Plan

What is formal writing? When and how is it used? In this lesson plan, students learn about formal writing and practice using it as they create a formally written piece of their own.

Letter Writing Lesson Plan

2. Letter Writing Lesson Plan

Beef up your instruction on letter writing with the help of a text lesson and an in-class activity. Suggestions for supplementary activities and related lessons are included to take instruction further.

Letter Writing Prompts

3. Letter Writing Prompts

Have students practice their letter writing skills using these prompts. We've included ideas for students on a variety of levels and made sure they're concepts students will be excited to write about.

Friendly Letter Lesson Plan

4. Friendly Letter Lesson Plan

Use this lesson to teach your students about the components of a friendly letter. Students will play a game reinforcing key concepts, then practice creating a friendly letter in groups.

How to Write a Friendly Letter: Format, Parts & Example

5. How to Write a Friendly Letter: Format, Parts & Example

A friendly letter is a common activity in many elementary school classrooms. This lesson will teach you about the different parts of a friendly letter so you are better able to instruct your students in writing one.

Writing a Friendly Letter Activities

6. Writing a Friendly Letter Activities

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.

Writing a Letter to a Veteran Lesson Plan

7. Writing a Letter to a Veteran Lesson Plan

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.

Persuasive Letter Lesson Plan

8. Persuasive Letter Lesson Plan

As students are learning about letter writing, understanding how to write a persuasive letter is an essential skill. This lesson includes a group activity to evaluate persuasive letters and a partner activity to create persuasive letters.

How to Write a Persuasive Letter: Planning & Format

9. How to Write a Persuasive Letter: Planning & Format

How do you go about writing a persuasive letter? Where do you even begin in terms of persuading others? Dive into this lesson to learn about two important aspects of writing a persuasive letter: planning and formatting.

Business Letter Lesson Plan

10. Business Letter Lesson Plan

Can your students draft a business letter? A video lesson allows them to self-check and correct their work, leading to a perfect final copy. Related lessons and extensions are provided for deeper exploration of this topic.

Components of a Business Letter

11. Components of a Business Letter

After viewing this lesson, you should be able to write a formal business letter that you can use to write official letters to businesses. This is also the type of letter you will write when you are sending out your resume to businesses.

Business Letter Writing Prompts & Activities

12. Business Letter Writing Prompts & Activities

Do you plan on teaching your students how to write business letters? Read this lesson to discover ideas and writing prompts to make this form of communication a creative and engaging lesson.

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