Students will write a friendly letter to a person they are thankful for. This is a great writing activity for Thanksgiving time as students reflect on all the people, places, and things they are thankful for. Be sure to show several examples of friendly letters. You should also write your own letter as a class model! This writing project offers:
• Pre-writing graphic organizers to gather ideas, develop ideas, organize thinking, and teach the elements of friendly letter writing.
• Rough draft and final copy paper in color and black and white.
• Teacher Observation form for writing conferences.
• Editing checklist.
• Revising checklist.
Common Core State Standards Linked to This Unit:
3 of the 10 writing standards for 3rd grade and beyond are covered in this unit.
• W.3.4. With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
• W.3.5. With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
• W.3.10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
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