Amber Gaskins and Kristin Rozar ECED 4300 C Dr. Tonja Root Fall 2009 5 th Grade Pen Pal Letters. Kristin Rozar ECED 4300 C Dr. Tonja Root Fall 2009. 5 th Grade Pen Pal Letter Prewriting Stage.
Pen Pal Letter
GPSELA5W2: The student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres. The student produces informational writing that: c. creates an organizing structure appropriate to a specific purpose, audience, and context.PLOStudents will complete a Pen Pal graphic organizer.
- shares information about his/her life,
such as interests, age, family, etc.
-great tool to use when brainstorming
-helps organize the information found about the topic.
-all ideas should be written in short phrases and single words, not complete sentences.
January 31, 2006
Dear Pen Pal,
My name is Teresa and I live in Mt. Shasta, California. I am a girl and I am twelve years old. I live in a house with my mother and two sisters, ages 6 and 2.
I go to Sisson Elementary School and I am in 7th grade. My favorite part about school is our reading. I love to read especially books about horses. I like to play sports like soccer and tennis. When I grow up I want to be a teacher.
What is it like in your town? What do you do for fun? Please tell me about yourself. Do you have access to e-mail?
I hope to hear from you soon.
Teresa B. Happy
ECED 4300 C
Dr. Tonja Root
Pen Pal Letter
ELA5W1 The student produces writing that establishes an appropriate organizational structure, sets a context and engages the reader, maintains a coherent focus throughout, and signals a satisfying closure. The student:
b. Writes text of a length appropriate to address the topic or tell the story.
The students will complete a draft of a pen pal letter using their prewriting graphic organizer.
Greeting and name
Body of letter
Closing and signature
________________________________Drafting Graphic Organizer