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  1. Amy Cichon & Abby ThurmondECED 4300 B Dr. Tonja Root Spring 20114th grade Prewriting Simulated Letters

  2. Abby Thurmond Prewriting ELA4W4 The student consistently uses a writing process to develop, revise, and evaluate writing. The student a. Plans and drafts independently and resourcefully.

  3. PLO The student will plan their writing using a graphic organizer to construct a draft of a simulated letter.

  4. Form of Writing • “Pretend” letters • Not actually sent to the person you are writing to. • Author pretends that they are someone else. • Take on persona of a character from history, or a character in a story.

  5. Form of Writing Continued • Next you will need a greeting. Often times a greeting begins with “Dear person you are writing to” or just the person’s name followed by a comma.

  6. Form of Writing Continued • Following the greeting, you will write the body of the letter. The body is the main part which includes what you want to say.

  7. Form of WritingContinued • The last part of a simulated letter is the closure. Here you will end your letter. • Finally you will sign your name, or the name of the character you are pretending to be.

  8. Stage of Writing • Prewriting • Everything you do before you write your draft. • Focus on • Form- genre of writing • Purpose- why you are writing • Audience- who you are writing to • Topic- what you are writing about

  9. Simulated Letter Graphic Organizer Eunice, Jeannett. (2003). Simulated letter graphic organizer. Retrieved by Abby Thurmond from vstate.info/.../Graphic_Organizers.../Graphic%20Organizers%20F03.doc

  10. Published Example Paterson, K. (1987). The great Gilly Hopkins. New York: Harper & Row. Personal Writing. (2007). Retrieved fromhttp://www.pearsonhighered.com/assets/hip/us/hip_us_pearsonhighered/samplechapter/0131597892.pdf

  11. Practice Activity • With guided instruction students will plan a graphic organizer based around the story of The Three Little Pigs.

  12. Assessment Activity • Read students the book, “Escape North! The story of Harriet Tubman.” • Have students write a simulated letter taking on the persona of a slave thanking Harriet Tubman for helping him or her escape to freedom.

  13. Amy CichonDrafting • ELA4W4 The student consistently uses a writing process to develop, revise, and evaluate writing. The student a. Plans and drafts independently and resourcefully.

  14. PLO The student will plan their writing using a graphic organizer to construct a draft of a simulated letter.

  15. Form of Writing • “Pretend” letters • Not actually sent to the person you are writing to. • Author pretends that they are someone else. • Take on persona of a character from history, or a character in a story.

  16. Form of Writing Continued • Next you will need a greeting. Often times a greeting begins with “Dear person you are writing to” or just the person’s name followed by a comma.

  17. Form of Writing Continued • Following the greeting, you will write the body of the letter. The body is the main part which includes what you want to say.

  18. Form of Writing Continued • The last part of a simulated letter is the closure. Here you will end your letter. • Finally you will sign your name, or the name of the character you are pretending to be.

  19. Stage of Writing • Drafting • Form sentences from graphic organizer • Do not focus on • Grammar • Spelling • Mechanics

  20. Simulated Letter Format

  21. Published Example MacLachlan, P. (2004). Sarah, plain and tall. New York: HarperCollins. Personal Writing. (2007). Retrieved fromhttp://www.pearsonhighered.com/assets/hip/us/hip_us_pearsonhighered/samplechapter/0131597892.pdf

  22. Practice Activity Students will draft a simulated letter from the graphic organizer we completed on the story of The Three Little Pigs.

  23. Assessment Activity Students will draft a simulated letter from the graphic organizer completed from the book, Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman.