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E-pals Around the World

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E-pals Around the World

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Laurie A. Henry, Ph.D.

Laurie A. Henry, Ph.D.

Lexington, Kentucky

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 19

On this day in 1918, the United States passed the U.S. Standard Time Act.

A video conference with a class from a different country or time zone is planned. Students brainstorm questions to ask and figure out how many time zones they would have to travel through to have the conference.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 21

Today is World Hello Day!

Students study a letter written by a famous author to determine purpose, and words and phrases that make the letter meaningful. They can use the Letter Generator to write their own letter promoting peace.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 8

Celebrate International Literacy Day!

Celebrate International Literacy Day by engaging in activities that inspire students to shoot for the stars.

 

Grades   1 – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 17

Today is Benjamin Franklin's birthday.

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.

 

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