Summer is a popular time for families to take vacations.
Vacations provide lots of “material” for writing letters to friends and relatives.
Even if children don’t travel away from home, letter writing is a fun way to keep writing skills strong during the summer break.
To introduce this summer writing project, you may enjoy reading the story, Don’t Forget to Write by Martina Selway.
It is the story of Rosie who goes to visit her Grandad and Aunty Mabel. Rosie writes a letter to her mother telling her all about her visit.
Encourage your students to be like Rosie: write and send letters over the summer. Discuss the kinds of things they could write about.
Included in this product, you will find a letter to families explaining this activity along with a letter form your students can use for their letters. You may want to send more than one copy of the letter form with your students.
This is a simple and fun way to keep your students’ writing skills sharp!