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Write Letters to Friends and Family


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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
Activity Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois

Publisher National Council of Teachers of English

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sara g

February 27, 2012

really helped my student understad.thank you!



November 27, 2010

I love the tools available on this site and have used the persuasive writing map with my grade 7 class.


Lisa Fink, RWT Staff

January 26, 2010

Thank you for writing about examples of letters. If you visit the page on our site for the Letter Generator (http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/letter-generator-30005.html) you can see all of the lessons and activities that incorporate letter writing. There are examples that can be found in these resources.


D M Padget

January 20, 2010

I would like to see example of letters writting to friends re trips. I wanting to show my dyslexic daughter examples as she need to see the type of work before she attempts to have ago her self.



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