Caroline Brannon and Kristin Young ECED 4300 B Dr. Tonja Root Fall 2008 Grade Level: 4 Friendly Letter. Kristin Young. Prewriting ELA4W4 The student consistently uses a writing process to develop, revise, and evaluate writing; the student Plans and drafts independently and resourcefully.
Root, T. (n.d.). Friendly letter graphic organizer. Retrieved May 22, 2007, from http://coefaculty.valdosta.edu/troot/eced4300/Graphic%20Organizers.htm
It feels like such a long time since the last time I saw you. I know it's only been several weeks since I saw you. So far my summer has been great!
I spend my all my weekends at the beach. I am getting a nice tan and you can no longer say I am paler than you. I have been playing lots of volleyball, surfing and building a nice collection of sea shells. Just this past weekend I took second place in a sandcastle building contest!
I hope the summer's been going well for you too. There's only a month and a half left in summer vacation and after that it's back to school. Would you like to meet up some time to before school starts? Your friend, Signature
P.S. John Austin says hi.
Sample Friendly Letter. Retrieved November 10, 2008, from Letter Writing Guide Web site: http://www.letterwritingguide.com/samplefriendlyletter.htm
Dear Ms. Principal
I am writing to tell you about some of the exciting things that are going on in our classroom The students are working hard on their animal picture books. They have a lot of details and really great drawings. Last week we made snow cones with real snow and maple syrup! soon a visitor is coming to our class to tell us all about life in Japan. Now you can see why I am so excited about our class.
(There are five errors in this passage.)
January should be capitalized
missing comma after Ms. Principal
missing period after classroom
Soon should be capitalized
Sincerely should be in line with the date and the signature
Friendly Letter Drafting Sample. Retrieved November 10, 2008, from Free Writing Web site: http://www.freereading.net/images/f/f2/FreeReading_LetterDraftSample.pdf