We are just finishing up our letter writing just in time for Valentine’s Day.  According to the Common Core Standards, students must be able to use commas in the greeting and closings of letters (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.2b Use commas in greetings and closings of letters.). We decided to assess this with a super cute craft!

Isn’t he a cutie?  Meet the Love Bug letter!
Students chose one person to write to that they really loved. Students wrote a rough draft and brought it to the teacher to edit.  I took a grade right then and there.  We grade on a 3 (mastered), 2 (progressing) or a 1 (limited progress).  Students with all 3 commons (date, greeting, closing) earned a 3.  Students with  2 commas earned a 2, and students with 1 or less comma earned a 1.  Simple!
Then students wrote the final draft and created this little guy!
They will take them home on Valentine’s Day and give it to the person they love. Aww!  
It was a pretty quick project- about 1 day for the letter and 1 day for the craft.
If you would like a copy it is in my Teachers Pay Teachers store for only $3.00!
I will be giving away 2 copies.  To enter in the giveaway, please leave your EMAIL address below.  I will randomly select 2 people Monday, February 11th at 8:00  pm EST.
Hop on over to my Facebook page for 2 ADDITIONAL opportunities to win!

Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website (www.mandygregory.com) and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.

2017-07-05T22:38:24+00:00 Categories: Uncategorized|

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