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Title: Friendly Letters


1
Friendly Letters
  • Mrs. Bowser

2
What is a Friendly Letter?
  • Friendly letter sometimes referred to as social
    letter because the tone of the letter is not as
    formal as some other types of letters.

3
Friendly Letter
  • Can be written to someone you already know or
    they can be written to someone you want to know
    better.

4
Example JFK to Mother
5
Example Teddy Roosevelt to Son
6
Parts of a Friendly Letter
  • Heading
  • Salutation
  • Body
  • Closing
  • Signature
  • He saw beautiful cows singing.

7
Graphic Organizer
8
Formatting a Friendly Letter
  • Format
  • 1" margin on all sides (top, bottom, left, and
    right)
  • Paragraphs indented 1/2
  • Written in ink

9
Formatting a Friendly Letter
  • Heading
  • All information in the heading goes at the top,
    just under the margin, on the right hand side of
    the page the end of the longest line should
    touch the edge of the margin, the rest of the
    lines should begin at the same place the longest
    line begins.
  • Street address
  • City, state, ZIP code
  • Write out the date (letter was written)
  • DO NOT include sender's name!

10
Formatting a Friendly Letter
  •  Salutation
  • The salutation starts at the left margin.  Skip
    at least one line after the heading.
  • Dear
  • Name
  • Comma

11
Formatting a Friendly Letter
  •  Body
  • Skip one line after salutation
  • Indent 1/2"
  • Write paragraph - only one main topic/idea per
    paragraph.  This usually works out to between 1-8
    sentences per paragraph.
  • Dont skip lines between paragraphs (unless
    you're double-spacing the entire letter)
  • Indent 1/2" start new paragraph
  • Repeat as necessary

12
Formatting a Friendly Letter
  •  Closing
  • The closing should be left aligned after the body
    of the letter.
  • Skip one line after the body
  • Write your word/phrase, capitalizing each word
    (Sincerely, Yours Truly, Your Friend, etc.)
  • Write a comma

13
Formatting a Friendly Letter
  •  Signature
  • Your signature should be left aligned
  • Sign your name in cursive your first name should
    be enough, because this is an informal writing,
    and thus should only go to someone who knows you
    well.
  • Use two or three lines - be large, like John
    Hancock
  • Type out your name

14
Formatting a Friendly Letter
  •  Post-Script (P.S.)
  • Skip one line after your signature
  • Write P.S. - using capital letters and proper
    punctuation
  • Write your post script
  • Note post means after, script means
    writing a post-script is something added after
    writing the rest of the letter.  If you wished to
    add a second annotation, it would be a
    post-post-script (after the writing you did after
    writing your letter), so it would be P.P.S.

15
Practice Activity
  • The students will use paper to complete the
    graphic organizer for a friendly letter.
  • The students will consider our topic, audience,
    form, and purpose for our writing.

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Assessment Activity
  • The students will be given their own graphic
    organizer to complete. They will be reminded to
    consider their audience and purpose for writing.
    Their topic will be a letter to the editor of the
    Greenville News.

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Helpful Hints
  • Pick a topic that you feel passionate about.
    Relate it to an issue very recently discussed in
    the publication to which you are writing.
  • Think of new ways to discuss the topic and
    present unique solutions to the problem

18
Helpful Hints
  • Write clearly and concisely following the
    limitations usually given on the editorial page
    or letters-to-the-editor page.
  • Include your major points within the first few
    paragraphs.
  • Type your letter and double space between lines.

19
Helpful Hints
  • Use your spell check and then proofread
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