Lesson Plan

Writing a Letter is Easy as 1, 2, 3!

When did letter writing become a thing of the past? Bring back this tried and true method of communication with a lesson that's both fun and teacher-approved. Students will love writing their own letters to their friends.
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Teach first graders the basics of letter writing with this engaging reading and writing lesson plan. Using the analogy of the human body, children are introduced to the three key components of a letter—the greeting (head), body (torso), and closing (feet)—as well as common examples of each. After tracing their own bodies and labeling the corresponding letter parts, learners will get a chance to practice this letter writing process by composing their own letter to a friend. By the end of this lesson, learners will have discovered that writing a letter is as easy as one, two, three!

Learning Objectives

The students will be able to write a simple letter that includes a greeting, body, and closing.


(5 minutes)
  • If you have any old letters, bring a few you can read to the class.
  • Read aloud 1-2 short letters that you have received.
  • Inform students that they are going to write their own letters. It's easy as 1, 2, 3!
  • Pass your letters around for the students to see.