In this unit, students are encouraged to write letters to family and friends about a book they are reading. In the letters the will apply the skills learned in this unit, including how to structure a letter, punctuating titles of books and short stories, using possessives (in reference to the characters or ideas in the book), contractions and addressing an envelope. Don’t forget to request a response - getting a personal letter in the mail in this electronic age can be a thrill!
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities.
Letter Greetings and ClosingsWritten communication skills are essential for success in professional settings in today's world. Help your students get ahead with these exercises that challenge them to test their knowledge and provide them with helpful hints!
Capitalization of Titles and Headings 3Prepare your Fifth Grader for intermediate and beyond with this capitalization exercise that reinforces what they already know and teaches them new skills.
Punctuating TitlesTeach your fifth grader how to punctuate titles of different written works in essays and reports with these exercises and hints.
Proper Noun Capitalization: Space SmashWe're going to space, and Roly and crew need your help to get the names of their destinations right. Zap some lower case letters into upper case in this proper noun capitalization game. In it, your fifth grader will review each sentence that scrolls across the communication screen of the spaceship. Then it's ready, aim, fire as they begin capitalizing proper nouns in the sentence.
Capitalization: Proper Nouns 3Teach your students everything they need to know about proper nouns to succeed in their future writing careers with this exercise that gives them additional practise while providing helpful hints!
Putting Apostrophes in Possessive NounsPutting apostrophes in possessive nouns is a key component of great punctuation skills. This underwater-themed game challenges students to complete the sentences with the correct possessive nouns. The cartoon crustaceans add vibrant visual stimulation to targeted apostrophe practise. Familiarity with irregular nouns is especially important for students to master in the year six.
Apostrophes in Plural Possessive Nouns 2Allow your students to practise individually with these exercises that test them on their knowledge of plural possessive nouns. Helpful hints encourage your students to think through problems in order to solidify the lesson.
Apostrophes in Singular Possessive Nouns 2The use of apostrophes in writing can be challenging for students to understand, but practise makes perfect with these exercises that allow them to learn individually.
Apostrophes in Contractions 3Contractions are a staple in casual writing that are used to present a certain mood or tone in a variety of written forms. Give your students the opportunity to practise their skills with these exercises developed specifically for young learners.
Comma Before Closer 2Have your fifth graders master their written phrasing with these exercises that ask them to identify punctuation placement and closer phrases.
Commas in Addresses 2Include proper address form in your unit on letter writing to help your fifth graders learn how to be clear as they describe various locations for use personally and professionally.

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