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FRIENDLY LETTERS 6 th Grade Language Arts and Reading
FRIENDLY LETTERS How many of you have ever been away from home and ever written to someone….maybe a grandparent, friend, or parent? Has anyone ever written a letter to a relative who lives at a distance?
FRIENDLY LETTERS Why are letters sometimes preferable to other means of communication, such as telephone? Cost Time to think about and compose thoughts more accurately Fun of getting mail Ability to read the letter more than once
FRIENDLY LETTERS Let’s learn a little bit more about friendly letters while we watch this video. Take note of all the parts of a friendly letter. We will be writing friendly letters over the next few days so pay close attention to the format! http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=712BD3EB- 1060-4CAB-B606-5163B62FFA7F http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=712BD3EB- 1060-4CAB-B606-5163B62FFA7F (Play letter writing video)
FRIENDLY LETTERS Friendly Letters Good and Bad. On the handout, compare the two letters. Which one is a better letter and why? Make a list of Reasons why one is better than the other at your tables.
FRIENDLY LETTERS Friendly Letters: correct form Lets look at the form of a well formatted friendly letter. Let’s go through the questions for part two.
FRIENDLY LETTERS 1. On what part of the page is the heading written? 2. How many lines are in the heading? 3. What do the first two lines of the heading contain? 4. What is indicated on the third line of the heading? 215 Elmsford Road Caledonia, NJ 07498 October 9, 1990 The HEADING is in the upper right hand corner of the letter. It gives the writer’s address AND the date!
FRIENDLY LETTERS 1. Where does the salutation begin? What punctuation follows it? 215 Elmsford Road Caledonia, NJ 07498 October 9, 1990 The SALUTATION begins with a capital letter and ends with a comma. It is under the heading BUT aligned with the left side margin. Dear Pete, heading
FRIENDLY LETTERS 1. What is the main part of the letter called? 215 Elmsford Road Caledonia, NJ 07498 October 9, 1990 Dear Pete, heading salutation Thanks for letter. It’s nice to know that the old gang hasn’t forgotten me. I really miss you guys. Even Call’s test doesn’t sound so bad to me. The kids here don’t seem that friendly. So far…. This is the BODY of the letter. The body is written in paragraph form. Every paragraph is indented.
FRIENDLY LETTERS 1. Where is the closing written? What punctuation follows? 215 Elmsford Road Caledonia, NJ 07498 October 9, 1990 Dear Pete, heading salutation Thanks for letter. It’s nice to know that the old gang hasn’t forgotten me. I really miss you guys. Even Call’s test doesn’t sound so bad to me. The kids here don’t seem that friendly. So far…. Your Friend, Steve signature closing The closing and signature line up directly under the heading. The closing begins with a capital letter and ends with a comma.
FRIENDLY LETTERS Jimmy, Margaret’s brother, fights for his country along with many other soldiers during world war II. Soldiers getting injured during battle is a very real aspect of war that happens. Wounded Warriors Project is one example that shows you how far helping soldiers and recognizing them can go. This video gives you some insight into the things they do to help wounded soldiers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeg389PN3_U http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeg389PN3_U
FRIENDLY LETTERS Now that you know how to put a friendly letter in the correct format, let’s try a sample one suing a prompt.