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Note Writing at a Message Center

 

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Note Writing at a Message Center

Grades K – 2
Activity Time 5 to 10 minutes a day
Activity Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

Activity Description

Why This Is Helpful

 

Activity Description

In this activity, children write short everyday notes, to remind, plan, request, or compliment others. Note writing provides the natural opportunities for meaningful writing and lots of practice in reading texts.

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Why This Is Helpful

Everyday notes, lists, and the short correspondence that adults take for granted provide terrific reading and writing opportunities for children. The purpose and audience for these notes are easily understood, even for the earliest readers and writers. The writing format is short, and results of the writing are frequently concrete and immediate.

This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plan "Note Writing in the Primary Classroom."

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