I created the Pen Pal Writing Kit after having had pen pals in my classroom. It’s totally worth it, and my class loved it. I really wanted to make the experience more meaningful for my students. I hope that you find this resource more than useful in your classroom!
You will find the following in this kit:
-Letter Templates: There are 8 different template designs. You have the option of printing the templates with less lines for younger students, or you could print the templates with more lines for older students.
-All About My Favorites (filled and blank option): a sheet for students to describe or illustrate their favorite things. You can add this sheet onto your students’ first letter to their pen pals.
-Pen Pal Reflection: students can give you their input on their writing experience. You can use this to enhance pen pal writing in your classroom!
-Letter Cover: You have two design options. I love giving my students meaningful gifts at the end of the year! One gift I gave my students was a collection of all the pen pal letters they had written and all of the letters written to them. (I made copies of all the letters they had written before we sent them out.) They loved being able to read the letters start to finish! Select your design, print your grade level, and use it as a cover for the letters. They look great bound together!