Nothing brightens your day more than a letter, much less a letter from a child, and this week, I’m getting to spend some time with some amazing brief people in very first grade. (Have I mentioned how much I love very first grade. ) Writing with Firsties is very eyeopening, and letter writing Is sure to create a little whirr. In a few days, I will upload our finished products to the post. For now, I thought I’d share a few of my instructing ideas for the week.
Getting Commenced with Superb Literature
Of course, we have to commence by sharing fine book choices. Fortunately, one of Ezra Jack Keats’ books fits the bill since we’re also doing a explore of his work with our reading mini lessons. A Letter to Amy is about Peter getting ready for his bday party. His BFF is Amy, and he truly indeed wants her to come. He writes a individual message, but things get foiled and he loses the letter. However, Amy gets the message and comes right on time.
Another good letter writing book is Dear Mrs LaRou by Mark Teague. Fortunately, my dearest writing website, The Writing Fix has a fine lesson with training ideas, anchor papers, and some materials. I was truly blessed to be able to project the anchor paper samples for the kids to look at and evaluate. Kids learn a lot from looking at other students’ examples. At the end of this post, I’ll share the letter writing paper I created for the kids to use.
If you’re wanting to write persuasive letters, my beloved is I Wanna Iguana. I love this book, and honestly, it could lead to indeed interesting letters. There is a Writing Fix lesson for this book too. CLICK HERE to access Writing Fix’s lesson.
Once I collective our texts to build background and modeled how letters are organized, we were ready to brainstorm topics and details for our letters. For our very first letter, the children wrote thank you notes to a guest speaker who came last week. The details collective from the presentation were excellent, and the drafts were well organized. (Lesson success!)
The next chunk we’re working on will go through the total writing process and will be based upon the lesson ideas with Dear Mrs. LaRou. I love the anchor papers that are included which will get the ideas going. RAFT papers are joy, and I’m anxious to see what the kids come up with for topics.
More Friendly Letter Instructing Ideas
There are two pages included in the freebie I’m sharing with you. The very first includes the five parts of a letter labeled with the parts the kids need to know. The 2nd is a letter writing stationary. I hope you find it helpful.
We use letter writing abilities all the time, so I know the kids will be excited about their fresh skill. Have a fine week, and I love the freebie.
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