How to Write a Letter to a Friend ~ Templates {Spring}

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1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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Are you teaching your students or your child how to write a letter to a friend? These seasonal friendly letter templates are scaffolded in order to help the students remember all of the parts of a friendly letter. Also, the lines are shortened in places so that the students can see the spatial aspects of the form of a letter.

I often ask the students to write a letter to a friend to be sent in the school-wide mail system. Now that the students are separated from their friends during this social distancing season, it is important to give students the opportunity to write a letter to your friend or to your family members.

The specific words on the letter writing paper coincide with Dr. Jean’s song, “The Parts of a Letter”. We sing it together as a class and act out the motions. It is sung to the tune of, “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.”

This set includes:

p. 4 -18 ~ friendly letter frames with scaffolding in 10 different Spring designs {Five are more “jazzed up”.}

p. 20 - 34 ~ friendly letter frames without scaffolding in 10 different Spring designs {Five are more “jazzed up”.}

p. 35 - 38 ~ Address lines and fold lines that can be copied on the backs of the letters {There are 4 different choices that have coordinating "stamps"}

Please see the preview for pictures of the resources included for teaching how to write a letter for a friend.

Have fun learning how to write a letter to a friend and sending the letter through the mail in the old-fashioned way!

~ Carrie

NEW friendly letter writing templates that are HOT OFF THE PRESS!

These four new sets include zoo animal tiles on the templates and "envelope" sections. Plus the sets have new additions including anchor charts with a coordinating character for your lesson and for your students' independent work. There are also tips and suggestions for teaching the mini-lesson that leads to more confident independence for your students. Click one of the links to check them out.

Zoo Animal Theme Set 1

Zoo Animal Theme Set 2

Zoo Animal Theme Set 3

Zoo Animal Theme Set 4

There is also a money-saving BUNDLE of all four sets of zoo animal-themed friendly letter writing templates with coordinating anchor charts.

{NOTE: Similar awesome additions will be added to this spring set as well, so the price will be going up. If you decide to buy now, then you can redownload when the new charts and resources are added.}

Other Literacy resources that may interest you:

Easter Eggs ~ Craft with Opinion Writing Activity

Easter: How to be an Egg-spert at an Egg Hunt ~ Craft and Writing Activity

Easter ~ Small Moment Writing {The Thrill of the Hunt}

~ These are similar in format to the "How to Catch a Leprechaun" FREEBIE

Spring Break ~ Post a Selfie and Tell About It!

The Eagle Cam: Keeping an Eagle Eye on the Eagle Nest ~ Writing and Research Activities

{This is great for life cycles!}

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Have a great day! ~ Carrie

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use commas in addresses.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Use commas in greetings and closings of letters.
Use commas in dates and to separate single words in a series.
Capitalize dates and names of people.


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