Empowering Writers

June 2018 Lesson of the Month

Lesson of the Month: Letter to next Year’s Class

Objective: Students will write letters to next year’s class. They will use writing skills to help paint a clear picture of what to expect and any suggestions to help the new students.

Materials: notebook paper, envelope, pencil

Procedures:

  1. Reflect on the year. Have students discuss memories, things they’ve learned, goals accomplished, advice for new students, etc. Chart it if needed.
  2. Review letter writing. (Quick Writes- see the Letter Writing PDF below) Include the date, greeting/salutation, body of letter, closing, and signature.
  3. Students will complete a prewriting plan for a letter to next year’s class. You may need to model each step for your students depending on the age/level.

Ex:

Topic: _____For Next Year’s Class

Main Idea #1 : ____what to expect_______

Main Idea #2: ____advice_____

  1. Remind students to use expository detail-generating questions to make things clear to the new students. What does it look like? Why is it important?
  2. Revise and edit. Share with the class.

*You could bind the letters together to create a class book.

*For technology, video the students reading their letters.

 

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Download Letter Writing Quick Writes