I love teaching kids about writing letters. It feels like a lost form of communication in our time, but it’s still an important and relevant writing genre. Students will need lots of examples to show them the various components of a letter. It also helps to have students do lots of practice and write to famous authors, public figures, family members or to each other. Here is my Parts of a Letter – Poster and Worksheet set, available on Teachers Pay Teachers:
This is a great way to visibly show students each part of a letter. Each section is labelled and has a coordinating explanation card, which further details what each section is and provides examples.
If your class walls are already busy enough, and you don’t want to display this poster set on the wall, have your students create a lapbook. This is a great way to have students using a reference at their desks. It also allows students to take their books home and review with their parents or prepare for assessments. For a little personalized flair students may also enjoy decorating their books.
Once your students are familiar with the parts of a letter, it’s time for a little practice. Here are the worksheets available in the set:
I love receiving letters, and I’m sure your students will love giving them!