While we might not write letters as often as we did in the past, letter writing is still an important skill for students to master.
Inside this 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver video, learn how you can use Microsoft Word to introduce students to letter writing. Have access to Apple software instead? We have another article explaining how to create letters with Pages.
Interested in more on writing instruction? These resources will help:
15 Free Web Tools for Elementary Literacy Instruction. With little planning time in the school day, making time to explore and evaluate new tools can be a challenge. Dr. Jayme Linton has done much of the investigatory work for you by compiling and vetting free Web tools that can be used for elementary-level literacy instruction.
Improve Writing Skills Using Digital Writing and Google Docs. Since Google Docs is collaborative and available 24/7, students using Google Docs often write more frequently and better than when given traditional paper and pencil writing tasks. Join Susan Oxnevad as she shows how to use Google Docs to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum. She will explain how to fully utilize the latest Google Docs features, such as integrated reference tools and collaborative revision tools to help you and your students embrace digital writing.
Transitioning to College: Building a Technology Toolkit. In this fast paced session, Dr. Luis Perez will discuss and demonstrate a number of age-appropriate iPad apps that incorporate Universal Design for Learning (UDL) supports such as text to speech, word prediction, and multimedia presentation capabilities. With these apps, students can begin to build a comprehensive toolkit that will allow them to effectively take notes, manage their academic schedules, organize their writing, access the information in textbooks, and more.
What useful tips do you have for teaching students about writing letters? Share your favorite as a comment on this post.
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About Our “Introduce Students to Letter Writing with MS Word” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 50 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.
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