I love teaching letter writing in the classroom. Students love writing friendly letters to each other. I've got 6 ideas for making teaching letter writing easier for you including sample anchor charts, picture book ideas and extension activities.
Reading Response Forms - letter to the author- I love the idea of showing students how to write letters by having them write to their favorite authors. I think that this template would be great to introduce letter writing to your students, and then they could write their own letters on their own later on. I think that they would really enjoy this activity.
FREE Friendly Letter Writing Lesson Idea~ This student's letter to Roald Dahl tells what s/he liked about the book MATILDA. This is a great example of how the students in Miss Rorey's Room took letter writing to a whole new level. Check out this, and other sample letters, and then challenge your students to write their own!