Revising/Editing Friendly Letters

 

Your name:___________________________________________

 

Your partnerís name:____________________________________

 

       Carefully read your partnerís friendly letter.

 

Think about and answer the following questions:

       Do you understand your partnerís letter? ________________

 

       If you do not understand any part of the letter, take a crayon and mark the part you donít understand. What advice do you have for your partner that will make this part of his/her letter easier to understand?______________________

 

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       Is the letter written in a friendly tone?___________________

 

       If the letter is not written in a friendly tone, what advice do you have for your partner that will make this part of his/her letter more friendly?________________________________

 

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       Does your partnerís letter have any good descriptions, details, or words that you really like? If so, what are they?_____________________________________________

 

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       If you can think of any details or descriptions that you think your partner needs to add to make his/her friendly letter FABULOUS, would you please insert a ^ and add some of those details or descriptions? Thank you!

 

       Are the sentences in your partnerís letter ďgood, interestingĒ sentences? If they are too short and choppy, can you suggest ways to make them better, longer, and more interesting? If you have any suggestions for improving the sentences, would you please mark the sentences with a crayon and include a note about how your partner might change the sentences. You may need to write this down on the pack of the paper.

 

       Last, check to make sure your partnerís letter includes the following:

 

___________The letter includes all five parts (heading, greeting/salutation, body, closing, signature, and postscript if desired.

 

___________The salutation (hi, dear) and the closing (your friend, love, miss you) are informal.

 

___________The letter is checked for correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and legibility.