Sometimes teachers will come in and have their students type up letters that they’ve written in the classroom. I usually don’t have a lot to add to the discussion because it’s all pretty much been taught. This all changed a couple of weeks ago!
After Judi Wolf shared her copy of “The Jolly Postman” and showed us an online interactive template on letter writing, I couldn’t wait to get started! First I purchased the book “The Jolly Postman” and read every page. The little letters to the wicked witch and the three bears were so adorable! There were ads, friendly letters, and business letters so I have a variety of examples.
Then I had to search thinkfinity.com to find the letter template. Surprisingly, this site is so well laid out that I didn’t have to hunt for long. It’s here: http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/letter_generator/ It’s quite fun to play with and I think my kids will enjoy it, too. It makes it so much easier!
After a little more searching, I found the lesson has already been created! You can find it here: http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=322
This will be a fun one to do with third graders. Our media specialist is excited, also, to be working with the kids and with technology. It’s a good fit!