This lesson plan gives young learners opportunities to communicate for genuine purposes to real audiences. It engages them and makes their literacy learning real and relevant. i Learning about the purposes and conventions of letter writing, can be made more meaningful and relevant when done in a manner that matches with the personal communication needs and interests of the learners, as outlined in this lesson.
- The students will be asked how they feel when they receive an e-mail or a message or a greeting card addressed to them
- The students will then be asked to write a letter to any of their friends or family members.
- In this letter students will become familiar with the parts of a friendly letter: the heading, the salutation, the body, the closing, and the signature. This will serve as a model for the students letters.
Recognize parts of a friendly letter. Recognize the address and return address on an envelope. Write a friendly Letter.
1.Call on different students to point out different parts of a letter and envelope.
2. The class will discuss writing a letter together (e.g., the class could discuss writing to a person in the class, or Santa Claus).
3. Have students write a friendly letter and address an envelope to anyone they would like to write. In the letter the students can be encouraged to include 5 new words that they have learnt recently.
The following follow up activity can be done
.Let the students talk of their feelings while they were writing the letter.
2.If they have been the recipients themselves ask them to bring their letters to the class and read them out in the class and pin them onto the softboard.
As a result of this activity, the students will:
2. Have a better understanding of the parts of a greeting letter and envelope.
3. Be able to write correctly on an envelope.
4. Be able to write a letter to a friend
letters that the children have written can be edited by the teacher to find out whether they have been written in the correct format.
- You can have a post office set up where children can "buy" stamps, paper and envelopes and have a post box where they can post their letters to those that they have written to . This way children can participate better and become part of the activity
- A debate can be hald on the topic the THE SNAIL MAIL V/s THE E-MAIL.
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