ERIC Number: ED224044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
To the Teacher: P.S. Write Soon!
Post Office Dept., Washington, DC.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Intended for teachers of grades 4 through 8 who want to adapt the activities listed in the publication "P.S. Write Soon!" for classroom use, this guide provides chapter by chapter examples of the kinds of classroom projects suggested by the book that can be incorporated into an existing unit on letter writing or used as the basis for letter writing activities throughout the year. Writing the world's longest letter, letters of welcome, or "anywhere letters" are some activities suggested for the book's first section, "The Joy of Letter Writing." Projects suggested for the second section, "Letters Make Things Happen" include cut-and-paste business letters, "comparison popping," and envelope tours. Making collage cards and invitations with cancelled stamps are two possibilities presented for section 3, "Making Your Mail." Activities presented for the "Fun with Letters" section include having older students serve as scribes for younger children, show and tell with stamps, and starting a stamp club. Making the most out of abbreviation is the project that can be used with the next section, "Addressing Your Mail." For the final section, "Anything Can Happen," the guide suggests introducing students to the youthful letters of the famous. A bibliography covering letters in history and biography, letters in literature, books inspired by stamps, kids writing to celebrities, moving the mail, and other interesting books completes the guide. (JL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Letters (Correspondence), Teaching Guides, Writing Exercises
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Orders for single copies are not accepted; available free of charge when ordering 20 or more copies of CS 207 287).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Post Office Dept., Washington, DC.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.