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A Genre Study of Letters With The Jolly Postman
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 45-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- The Jolly Postman and Other People's Letters by Janet Ahlberg and Allen Ahlberg (Little Brown, 1986)
- Paper and pencil
- Examples of letters
- Picture Books That Feature Letters
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters for both styles of correspondence.
- Prepare chart paper for a class Letter Attributes Chart.
- Make copies of the Type of Letter Worksheet or prepare an overhead or chart paper to record students' observations.
- Gather sample letters to share with students during the lesson.
- Test the Letter Generator on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.