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Write Letters to Friends and Family
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Activity Time||15 minutes to an hour, depending on the type of communication|
Whether children and teens miss friends who've moved away or want to keep in touch with family while traveling, letter writing is the key to ongoing communication. Invite young adults to write letters to classmates, postcards from travels, and e-mails to family and friends. There are endless possibilities for this type of communication!
There are many variations of letter writing -traditional letters, formal letters, memos, postcards, e-mail messages, and text messages. In this activity, children and teens examine parts of a letter. From there, they can look at similar communications. Finally, they will write their own letters and correspondence to others.
This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plan "Who's Got Mail? Using Literature to Promote Authentic Letter Writing".