2nd Grade - Write A Friendly Letter

 
     
 
     
 
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2nd
Writing
Write a friendly letter
Writing Applications: Write a friendly letter complete with the date, greeting, body, closing, and signature.
Read a model of a friendly letter and understand its parts (date, greeting, body, closing, and signature). The ability to write a friendly letter. Revise and proofread a friendly letter.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

Why do people write friendly letters?

(2)

What are the 5 parts to a friendly letter?

(3)

What information is on each line of the heading?

(4)

What punctuation mark is added at the end of the greeting and the closing?

(5)

What words can be used in a closing? How does the writer begin the first word?

Learning Tips

(1)

To understand a friendly letter, discuss with your child the purpose of sending a friendly letter. Let them know that the purpose of a friendly letter is to share news, thoughts, or experiences with friends and family.

(2)

Ask your child what information might be put in a friendly letter?

(3)

Discuss who the child might send a friendly letter to. Remind the child that a friendly letter is sent to someone that the child knows.

(4)

When using two words in the closing of a friendly letter, the first word always begins with a capital letter and the second word always begins with a lower case letter. For example, Your friend,

(5)

Remind your child to indent as they begin the body of their letter.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

What are the five parts to a friendly letter?

(2)

What is the reason for writing a friendly letter?

(3)

What information is given in the heading?

(4)

What is another name for the greeting?

(5)

What punctuation mark always comes after the greeting?

(6)

Besides “sincerely”, what are some other examples that can be used in the closing?

(7)

What word is always used to start the greeting?

(8)

Who are some people that you may send a friendly letter to?

(9)

What information do you put in the signature part of a friendly letter?

(10)

The first letter in the greeting always starts with what type of letter?

(11)

The closing always starts with what type of letter?

(12)

What punctuation is always put in the date that goes in the heading?

(13)

What punctuation mark always comes after the closing?

(14)

Proofread the following part of a friendly letter. Fix the mistakes in capitalization and punctuation.

your daughter

(15)

Proofread the following part of a friendly letter. Fix the mistakes in capitalization and punctuation.

dear mike

(16)

Proofread the following part of a friendly letter. Fix the mistakes in capitalization and punctuation.

tara

(17)

Proofread the following part of a friendly letter. Fix the mistakes in capitalization and punctuation.

dear, Tim

(18)

Proofread the following part of a friendly letter. Fix the mistakes in capitalization and punctuation.

august, 10 2008

(19)

Proofread the following part of a friendly letter. Fix the mistakes in capitalization and punctuation.

sincerely,

(20)



Proofread the following part of a friendly letter. Fix the mistakes in capitalization and punctuation.

Your Friend

(21)


Identify where each item would go in a friendly letter, and write it on the line.

_____________________ Dear Maya,

(22)



Identify where each item would go in a friendly letter, and write it on the line.

_____________________ Sincerely,

(23)

Identify where each item would go in a friendly letter, and write it on the line.

_____________________ March 2, 2008

(24)

Identify where each item would go in a friendly letter, and write it on the line.

_____________________ Brian

(25)

Identify where each item would go in a friendly letter, and write it on the line.

_____________________

We just got back from vacation yesterday. I wish that you were able to come with us. We went to the beach and I got to make a giant sandcastle. Hope you are doing well. Can’t wait to hear from you!

 

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