Writer's Workshop Mini-Lesson Plan


Lesson Focus: Friendly Letter                 GLCE: GN.04,01


Literature Used: "The Write Source" page 476


Introduction: Today we are going to look at some sample pen pal letters. We will be identifying the 5 parts of the friendly letter and then you will write your own friendly letter.


Teaching: We will be discussing these five terms: Heading, Salutation, Body, Closing, and Signature. We will be looking at sample letters and highlighting the various parts.


Active Involvement: Students will work with a partner to dissect their sample letters.


Applying the Skill or Strategy: 

Students will begin drafting their pen pal letters. Necessary components will be to have a Heading, Salutation, Body, (well developed, complete with personal facts and questions for their pen pal) Closing, and Signature.