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Feb. 1, 2007 The heading is the date. comma, Put a comma between the day and the year. You should have the month, day, and year in the top right corner.

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3 Feb. 1, 2007 The heading is the date. comma, Put a comma between the day and the year. You should have the month, day, and year in the top right corner.

4 The greeting starts with the word Dear. Feb. 1, 2007 Dear Sam, Then write the name of the person who will read your letter. Dont forget to put a comma at the end! Dear Sam, comma,

5 The body is the message you want to tell your reader. Feb. 1, 2007 Dear Sam, Today after school, I went to the park with my dad. We practiced throwing and catching a ball. I like throwing the ball better. But the last time I threw it, it went in the fountain. It made a big splash! We finally got it out. Then dad said it was time to go home. Could you come over and play ball with us sometime? You should only indent your first sentence. indent Indent means you are putting a dent in your sentence so that your reader knows where to start.

6 The closing is the word or phrase that lets your reader know the letter is almost finished. Feb. 1, 2007 Dear Sam, Today after school, I went to the park with my dad. We practiced throwing and catching a ball. I like throwing the ball better. But the last time I threw it, it went in the fountain. It made a big splash! We finally got it out. Then dad said it was time to go home. Could you come over and play ball with us sometime? Your friend, Some examples of closings are … Sincerely, Your friend, Your student, Truly, Love, The closing starts in the middle of your paper on its own line. The first word starts with a capital and the closing ends with a comma. comma

7 The signature is a fancy word for YOUR name. It is the last part of your letter. Feb. 1, 2007 Dear Sam, Today after school, I went to the park with my dad. We practiced throwing and catching a ball. I like throwing the ball better. But the last time I threw it, it went in the fountain. It made a big splash! We finally got it out. Then dad said it was time to go home. Could you come over and play ball with us sometime? Your friend, Jennifer Put it right under your closing. You dont need a period or a comma here.

8 Label the parts of a letter. Heading Greeting Body Closing Signature Jul. 31, 2007 Dear Mom and Dad, Ive been thinking that we should get a puppy. They are cute and cuddly. It would make a good watch dog for us. We promise we will take good care of it. You wouldnt have to do a thing. Please, Mom? Can we get a puppy? Love, Ashley and Dontae

9 Sung to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell The heading is the date, Hi-ho, the letter parts, The heading is the date. The greeting is the readers name, Hi-ho, the letter parts, The greeting is the readers name. The body is the message, Hi-ho, the letter parts, The body is the message. The closing is sincerely, Hi-ho, the letter parts, The closing is sincerely. The signature is MY name, Hi-ho, the letter parts, The signature is My name.


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