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Friendly Letter. Notes. What are friendly letters?. Friendly letters are personal letters written to friends or relatives, people close to you. Features of Friendly Letters. The subject matter should be personal. The voice or tone is informal and conversational

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What are friendly letters
What are friendly letters?

  • Friendly letters are personal letters written to friends or relatives, people close to you.


Features of friendly letters
Features of Friendly Letters

  • The subject matter should be personal.

  • The voice or tone is informal and conversational

  • The heading and the paragraphs are all indented.



The heading
The Heading

  • Goes in the upper right corner

  • Usually takes three lines:

    • the writer’s street address

    • the writer’s city, state and zip code

    • the date the letter was written


Example of a heading
Example of a Heading

401 S. McQueen Road

Chandler, AZ 85225

February 14, 2012


The salutation
The Salutation

  • Another word for saying hello to the person you are writing to

  • Starts on the left side of the page

  • Skip one line below the heading

  • Begins with a capital letter

  • Followed by a comma


Salutation examples
Salutation Examples

Dear John, Dear Step-Monster,

Dear Mrs. Hough, Wat up yo,

Dearest love, Dearest sweet-thang,

My homie,


The body
The Body

  • Contains the thoughts and ideas you want to share

  • Skip one line after the salutation

  • Indent the first line of each paragraph


The closing
The Closing

  • A way of saying good-bye

  • Needs to line up with the heading on the right side of the page

  • Skip one line below the body

  • Capitalize the first word

  • Follow the closing with a comma


Examples of a closing
Examples of a closing

  • Love,

  • Sincerely,

  • See ya,

  • You’re so freaking hott,

  • Your friend,

  • Respectfully,


Signature
Signature

  • The final part of a friendly letter

  • Skip one line after the closing

  • Line up with the closing and the heading

  • Your first name is usually enough (or your nick name works)


You re going to write a special kind of friendly letter a love letter
You’re going to write a special kind of Friendly Letter: a LOVE LETTER!

  • To anyone or anything (a real

    person, a celebrity, a food, spring break, Mom, your Blankie, whatever)

  • Body of letter must be at least 8 sentences long

  • Must be school appropriate—don’t use the word ‘sexy’


Grading rubric
GRADING RUBRIC a LOVE LETTER!

_____ Heading has address AND date (1 point)

_____ Salutation has a comma after the name (1 point)

_____ Body (1 point)

_____ Closing has a comma after it (1 point)

_____ Signature (1 point)

_____ Ideas Rate from 1-6

creative, gets the point across, good supporting

details, etc.

_____ Conventions Rate from 1-6

editing, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, etc.

_____/17 TOTAL POSSIBLE


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