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This is a lesson on letter formats
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Language Arts Friendly Letters by Tonenikea D. Wilson Grade Level: 7th - 8th Major Objective:
*To write a friendly letter with a proper heading, salutation, body, closing, and signature.
*To compose, type, edit, and print letters using word processing.
*To produce a finished friendly letter.
Materials: *Multiple Computers; printer *Software: Word Processing Time Required: 3 Class Periods Activities and Procedures:
*Ask the students to write to a fiend in the class. Tell him or her about what is going on in their life.
*Have the students to read over their letters and look for mistakes made in writing such as run-ons, sentence fragments, subjcet-verb agreement, punctuation, etc…
*Have the students key their letters into the computer, print out drafts, and make corrections.
*Distribute the letters to their classmates and have them read their letters out loud.
If Special Education students cannot compose on paper, they can relate their letters orally. Teacahers, aides, or parent volunteer can help them type their letters into the computer.