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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Who’s Got Mail? Using Literature to Promote Authentic Letter Writing
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 50-minute sessions|
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.
Grades 1 – 6 | Calendar Activity |  January 17
Students discuss Benjamin Franklin's contributions to postal history, investigate the roles of the Postmaster General, and write letters to their classmates using the Letter Generator.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  October 20
Students examine the different ways that they write and think about the role writing plays in life.
Grades 1 – 6 | Calendar Activity |  October 13
Students select characters that they believe are the most memorable from Cleary's books and write short persuasive essays to explain their choices.
Grades 1 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  July 7
In a small group or as individuals, students write letters related to a unit of study or particular topic they have studied.
ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS
Grades 6 – 8 | Activity & Project
Invite young adults to write letters to classmates, postcards from travels, and e-mails to family and friends.