How to incorporate pen-pal projects in connected classrooms

11/6/2013 |

Handwritten letters to pen pals are a useful and traditional tool to improve students' writing, as well as their engagement in and knowledge of the outside world, fifth-grade teacher Lisa Mims writes in this blog post. Mims shares the ways in which she uses monthly letters to supplement connected-classroom projects, as well as tips for getting students started and ideas for a variety of pen-pal projects.

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