Classroom Pen Pal - Writing exercises for students with a children's book author

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1st - 5th, Homeschool
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Children's book author, Lisa Caprelli, of the children's unicorn book series, Unicorn Jazz offers a classroom pen pal group writing opportunity for a teacher to lead. This is a one-of-a-kind writing exercise project that can give students the opportunity to write a real letter, mail it via U.S. Postal Service or via email.

Teaches students team work and the ability to hand write or type out their interests.

Upon submission by teacher of pen pal exercise, please allow 2-4 weeks for reply. Information is on the flyer attached.

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1 page
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Teaching Duration
3 hours
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.


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