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Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon Tyler Brooks and Brandon Cason ECED 4300 Section A Dr. Tonja Root Spring 2009 4 th grade Courtesy Letter.

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1 Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon Tyler Brooks and Brandon Cason ECED 4300 Section A Dr. Tonja Root Spring th grade Courtesy Letter

2 Courtesy Letter Tyler Brooks Stage of Writing: Prewriting Form of Writing: Courtesy Letter Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon

3 Georgia Performance Standard ELA4W4 The student consistently uses a writing process to develop, revise, and evaluate writing. The student a. Plans and drafts independently and resourcefully Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon

4 Primary Learning Outcome Students will complete a graphic organizer for their courtesy letter. Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon

5 Form of Writing A courtesy letter is a friendly letter We write courtesy letters to thank someone or see how someone is doing Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon

6 Form of Writing cont. Today we will focus on courtesy letters Courtesy letters are for something someone did for you or with you Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon

7 Stage of Writing Prewriting stage is for getting ready to write First stage of writing Stage where ideas are put on paper Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon

8 Stage of Writing cont. Determines the following for courtesy letter ◦ Who is receiving the letter ◦ Why you are thanking them ◦ How you wish to end the letter Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon

9 Graphic Organizer Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon Root, T. (n.d.). Friendly letter organizer. Retrieved October 8, 2006, from

10 References Harpold, L. (2003). How to Write a Thank-You Note. Retrieved March 31, 2009, from The Morning News Web site: chives/how_to/how_to_write_a_ thankyou_note.php Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon

11 References cont. Thank You Letter. (n.d.). Retrieved March 31, 2009, from Wikipedia: hank_you_letter Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon

12 References cont. Root, T. (n.d.). Friendly letter organizer. Retrieved March 31, 2009 from troot/eced4300/Graphic%20O rganizers.htm troot/eced4300/Graphic%20O rganizers.htm Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon

13 References cont. Sample Thank You Letter: Conservative/Formal. (n.d.). Retrieved March 31, 2009, from Jobweb Website: mple.aspx?id=890 Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon

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15 Practice Activity Shared writing Write a courtesy letter Students remain seated and work as class Students tell teacher what to write Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon

16 Assessment Activity You will write a courtesy letter Courtesy letter to principal Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon

17 Brandon Cason Stage of Writing: Drafting GPS: ELA4W4 The student consistently uses a writing process to develop, revise, and evaluate writing. The student A. Plans and drafts independently and resourcefully. Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon

18 PLO PLO: The students will draft a courtesy letter after prewriting from their graphic organizer. Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon

19 Form of Writing A courtesy letter is a friendly letter. We write courtesy letters to thank someone or even to see how a friend or family member is doing. Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon

20 Stage of Writing: Drafting Select title from graphic organizer Skip lines and place a X on every line that you skip Get ideas from graphic organizer Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon

21 Stage of Writing: Drafting cont. Its ok to make errors Don’t focus on grammar Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon

22 Graphic Organizer Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon Root, T. (n.d.). Friendly letter organizer. Retrieved April 3, 2008, from

23 References Thank You Letter Retrieved April 3, 2009 from Writing Help Central website: html html Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon

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25 Practice Activity We will create a courtesy letter using the shared pen technique We will get the information from our graphic organizer. Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon

26 Practice Activity cont. The students will dictate what I write on the board or overhead Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon

27 Assessment Activity The students will draft their courtesy letter on their own. Brooks, Tyler and Cason, Brandon


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