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Teaching Kids to Write Formal Letters


Morning Stretch

A challenging unit can be tailored around letter writing into to a fun project based unit as an vital  aspect of the structure of the work.

By setting up the situation so that the student is likely to receive a reply from a real artist (in this case a photographer) the student is motivated to write a friendly but business like letter.

The first step is to make the Jigsaw and Insert the acknowledgment links into the Jigzone Jigsaw.  (Example below)

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Students will learn about various aspects of letter writing

The next step is to use the template provided.  Give the template to the students and ask them to write a letter to the photographer whose work they have used.  Thank You Letter (Jigzone example)

On the template you will see that I have listed the various skills needed by the students to be able to complete this task.

They include

  • make online jigsaws and include the copyright links
  • tracking down the contact details and appropriate salutation to include on the letter
  • writing the letter with appropriate movement through the body structure
  • closure and inclusion of links into the body of the letter
  • sending the email Thank You Letter

Resources:

  1. How to Make Online Jigsaws   Printable Worksheet  PDF (Cartooning Theme)
  2. How to Write a Letter of Appreciation. Thank You Letter (Jigzone example)