A must-have for teaching Letter Writing! Make learning easy with child-speak success criteria for formal, informal and persuasive letter writing!
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Oh the warm fuzzies of receiving a thoughtful letter! Oh the struggle of carefully wording a formal letter! Letter writing is an important skill for our students to learn so let's give them the tools to do it well!
This pack includes:
Child-speak success criteria for formal, informal and persuasive letter writing + Bonus: How to compose an email!
Differentiated sets of success criteria with three levels of challenge
Display posters with WALTs and success criteria
Mini success criteria for students to stick into books
Editable text fields so you can customise to suit your learners
Link to a Google Doc with full editable success criteria
When you purchase this resource, you will have access to a Google Drive folder with:
A 51-page Google Slides presentation with editable success criteria (+ pdf version)
A 4-page Google Doc with full list of differentiated success criteria (+ pdf version)
This resource can be used to assist with planning as it outlines text features of letter writing to be covered in lessons and provides progression options for learners of different abilities. It does not provide additional materials e.g. explanatory slides, exemplars or lesson plans for letter writing. Students would benefit from whole class/small group modelling of how to use success criteria before attempting to use the success criteria independently.
There are 3 levels of differentiation for some resources. The easiest level is suitable for Year 1/2 students (aged 5-6), the mid level is suitable for Year 2/3 (aged 6-7), and the high level is suitable for Year 4/5/6 (ages 8-10+).
If you liked this resource, check out these other writing success criteria resources:
Success Criteria for Recount Writing [editable]
Success Criteria for Narrative Writing [editable]
Success Criteria for Persuasive Writing [editable]
Success Criteria for Instruction Writing [editable]
Success Criteria for Explanation Writing [editable]
Success Criteria for Descriptive Writing [editable]
Success Criteria for Biography Writing [editable]
Need some ideas for supporting your lower-ability learners? Have a read of our blog article Scaffolding Writing for Struggling Students!