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Letters and Learning Genre

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Letters and Learning Genre

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Deborah Dean

Deborah Dean

Provo, Utah


National Council of Teachers of English


Student Interactives

Professional Library



Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Letter Generator

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.


Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.


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Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Strategic Writing: The Writing Process and Beyond in the Secondary English Classroom

Dean introduces postprocess theory to high school English teachers in a practical, classroom-based way.


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