Grade Level/Subject: 3-4, Reading and Language Arts
Overview: Students need to know how to write a greeting letter.
Objectives: As a result of this activity, the students will:
Better understand parts of a greeting letter and envelope.
Be able to address an envelope.
Be able to write a letter to a friend.
Books: The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters, or The Jolly Pocket Postman
Poster of a letter and envelope
Labels to identify the parts of the letter and envelope
Piece of paper and a envelope for each student in the class
Activities and Procedures:
Discuss if students have ever received any type of mail.
Next show an example of a letter or an envelope that has already been prepared. Go over each part of the letter and describe what information is contained in each section.
Call on different students to point out different parts of a letter and envelope.
The class will write a letter together (e.g., the class could write to a solider overseas, the President of the United States, or Santa Claus).
Have students write a greeting letter and address an envelope to anyone they would like to write. In the letter the students can use five of their spelling words for the week.
Tying It All Together:
Share the letter with the class and discuss if all parts were contained.