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  1. 3rd Grade Elizabeth Flythe Katie Crowder ECED 4300A Dr. Root Spring 2009 Simulated Letters

  2. Prewriting of a Simulated LetterElizabeth Flythe GPS ELA3W2 The student begins to write in a variety genres, including narrative, informational, persuasive, and response to literature. Critical Component: The student produces a response to literature that: f. May include prewriting. PLO The students will complete a graphic organizer for the prewrite stage of writing a simulated letter.

  3. What is a Simulated Letter?Instructional Strategy • Narrative Writing • Simulated letters are letters where the author of the letter pretends that they are someone else. They could be people in history, people in the present, or characters in a story.

  4. Prewriting Stage • Begin by gathering thoughts on a graphic organizer. • On graphic organizer do not worry about writing in full sentences, about proper grammar, or spelling. • Determine: • topic • character you are pretending to be • who you will be writing to • a purpose

  5. Simulated Letter Graphic Organizer

  6. Maisie. (n.d.). Children's Work. In On the Home Front [Their Past Your Future]. Retrieved April 2, 2009, from http://www.movinghistory.ac.uk/whitehawkhomefront/images/artwork/TPYF2Letter5med.jpg&imgrefurl=

  7. Practice Activity • Teacher will read a section from Hiding From the Nazis. • Together a graphic organizer for a simulated letter will be completed through a shared pen technique. • The letter will be written through the eyes and experiences of a German child during the Nazi invasion.

  8. Assessment Activity • After reading the book, The Patchwork Path. The students will complete their own graphic organizer prior to writing their simulated letter. • The students can choose their own character to portray.

  9. Drafting of a Simulated LetterKatie Crowder GPS ELA3W2 The student begins to write in a variety genres, including narrative, informational, persuasive, and response to literature. h. May include a revised and edited draft. PLO Students will construct a draft of a simulated letter using the graphic organizer from the prewriting stage.

  10. Drafting Instruction:Putting All the Ideas Together • Form ideas from graphic organizer • Write in complete sentences • Label as draft • Skip every other line to make revisions later • Correct spelling is not important • The content is important at this stage

  11. Parts of a Letter • Start out with a greeting (such as Dear …,) • Next is the body of the letter • This is were you put all of the details from your graphic organizer • Finally is the closure of the letter (such as Sincerely, or Yours truly, or Your friend,) • Last but not least, you need to sign the letter

  12. Lauren. (n.d.). Children's Work. In On the Home Front [Their Past Your Future]. Retrieved April 2, 2009, from http://www.movinghistory.ac.uk/whitehawkhomefront/images/artwork/TPYF2Letter5med.jpg&imgrefurl=

  13. Practice Activity • The teacher and the students will use the graphic organizer created earlier as a class to draft a simulated letter.

  14. Assessment Activity • The students will independently use their own graphic organizer to draft a simulated letter of their own.