Education World editors are constantly searching the Net looking for great resources for teachers. Following are a handful of lesson plans we found for teaching letter-writing skills:

Write Letters to Commemorate 9/11
Students commemorate the 9/11 anniversary by writing letters to fire, police, or emergency medical personnel in their communities or to the service men and women who fight terrorism overseas. (Grades K-12)

Captain Keller's Business Letter
Students write a business letter similar to one Captain Keller might have written asking the Perkins Institution to recommend a teacher for his daughter, Helen Keller. (Grades 6-12)

A Lesson in Letter Writing
A letter written by Becky in the book My New York spurs this lesson in which students write a letter about their favorite things in their own communities. (Grades 3-4)

Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
Students learn about the accomplishments of Jesse Owens and then write a letter to him. (Grades 4-12)

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Someone a Letter
Historical letters help students with real-world writing. (Grades 3-8)

Fan Letter
Writing fan letters can be fun and exciting; you never know if a famous athlete will send you a reply, an autographed photo, or something else. (Grades 4-8)

WriteGuide’s Letter Writing Program: Word Choice
This letter-writing lesson involves choosing words that create vivid descriptions. (Grades 6-12)

Letter Writing Unit
Learn to write friendly letters and business letters in this two-week communications skills project. (Grades 5-12)

Friendly Letter Lesson
Students assume the role of Gregory in The Chalk Box Kid and write to a fictitious friend.

Last updated 06/01/2010