In Writer's Workshop, we have been working on writing forms. This past week, we've been focusing on letter writing.
On Monday, I introduced letter writing with this awesome book:
Throughout the week, we read books with letters and then practiced writing our own.
One of the books that we read was:
We then pretended that we were our pets (or our favorite animal) and wrote to our owners. Here is mine (I took a picture, but I left my camera at school):
Dear Mrs. Nunley,
I miss you when you are at school.
Can we play fetch this afternoon when
you get home?
(I know what you are thinking....Iron Man?! We got Iron Man when my oldest was four and we let him name the puppy. That crazy name has worked well when telling stories to my firsties.)
My students were so excited about work on writing time. They had so much fun with the assignment!
Does anyone have any other great books that you use in your classroom that focus on the characters writing letters?