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