3rd Grade - Writing Thank You Notes, Personal Letters And Invitations

 
     
 
     
 
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3rd
Writing
Writing thank you notes, personal letters and invitations
Write personal and formal letters, thank-you notes, and invitations: A - Show awareness of the knowledge and interests of the audience and establish a purpose and context, B - Include the date, proper salutation, body, closing, and signature.
Student is able to write a letter, thank you note, and invitation. Student knows the parts of a letter. Student also knows what kind of information to include in an invitation.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What is a personal letter? What is a business letter?

(2)

What are the parts to a letter? (date, greeting, body, closing, and signature)

(3)

What is a thank you note?

(4)

What is an invitation?

(5)

What information should I include in an invitation?

Learning Tips

(1)

If you have families or friends from out of state that are around the same age as your child, consider making them pen pals. This will give your child authentic practice with writing letters.

(2)

After a birthday party, have your child help you write thank you notes to the guests that attended. If they’ve already written a thank you note in school, have them tell you what to include in the thank you note.

(3)

Make your own invitations with your child’s help. Next time you have a party, have your child help you with making invitations. Talk about what information should be included so that guests show up at the right place and time.

(4)

Next time you receive a business letter, share it with your child. Go over the parts of the business letter with your child. Also, talk to your child about the differences between a business letter and a personal letter.

(5)

Next time you receive an invitation or thank you note in the mail, share it with your child. Talk to them about the real life purposes of writing invitations and thank you notes.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

What are the five parts to a friendly letter?

(2)

An invitation should include (circle all that apply):

a) date b) time c) address d) people who will attend

(3)

A thank you note should include (circle all that apply):

a) date b) time c) greeting d) closing

(4)

A friendly letter should include (circle all that apply):

a) greeting b) body c) picture d) closing

(5)

What is the purpose of writing a thank you note?

(6)

Read the friendly letter below and answer the following five questions.


1)November 3, 2000



2)Dear Sam,

3)How are you? I was a pirate for Halloween. I went trick or treating with my family. I got lots of candy. My mom said I could only eat a few pieces, though. What did you do for Halloween? I hope you had as much fun as I did.

4)Your friend,



What part of the letter is #2?

(7)

What is the letter missing?

(8)

What part of the letter is #3?

(9)

What is wrong with the date?

(10)

What part of the letter is #4?

(11)

Read the invitation below and answer the following 4 questions:


Michelle’s Birthday Party

Date and Time: Saturday, February 2nd at 1:00 pm

Where: 345 Maple St.

Sunnydale, Ca

(555) 555-5555

Why: Michelle is turning 10 years old!

Please rsvp to (555) 555-5555 by 1/25



Who is the party for?

(12)

When will the party be?

(13)

What number do you have to call to RSVP?

(14)

Where will the party be?

(15)

What type of party is it?

(16)

Write a friendly letter to someone.

(17)

Write an invitation for an event (real or make-believe).

(18)

An example of how a letter should begin is:

(19)

An example for a closing in a letter is:

(20)

What would be the problem if an invitation was missing a date?

(21)

What would be the problem if an invitation was missing an address?

(22)

Lisa was invited to a birthday party, but she didn’t know the party was for a birthday. What problem do you think Lisa might have?

(23)

Tom was invited to a Halloween party, but he didn’t know the party was for Halloween. What problem do you think Tom might have?

(24)

Joy was invited to a baby shower, but the invitation did not have a date on it. What problem do you think Joy might have?

(25)

Jose was invited to a party, but the invitation did not have an address. What problem do you think Jose might have?

 

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