Question by  janezetta (244)

What is a good lesson plan for teaching letter-writing?

It's a dying art, and I want to do my part to save it.


Answer by  tamkees (3203)

Start by having students read great letters, such as those sent between John and Abigail Adams. Then have them bring in letters that family members have saved. After looking at the history and some good examples, have the students practice writing and sending a letter.


Answer by  pseudopsychologist (257)

You could suggest that they imagine they are in a time where emails and facebook didn't exist and that they want to send a message to someone they love.


Answer by  elb (1105)

Begin with examples - good and bad - for the style of letter chosen. Help students learn and identify the parts, contrasting the letter with text-messages, email or social media. Friendly letters are suitable in early grades, business letters in later grades. Learning by emulating famous letters can be fun.

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