Friendly Letter to a Leprechaun Template February 13 2011

Your students will enjoy learning how to write a friendly letter to a leprechaun this Saint Patrick's Day. Students learn the appropriate placement of the date, greeting, body, closing and signature.




  1. Before getting started it can be helpful to to a pre-assessment. Here's more about the Friendly Letter pre-assessment.

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  2. Put your Friendly Letter to the Leprechaun on the overhead. Model writing the letter. Review the appropriate placement of the date, greeting, body, closing and signature. 
  3. Model proofreading, such as spelling, grammar, capital letters, punctuation, correcting run-on sentences or sentences that are cut short.


  1. Brain storm/discuss what they would like to write the the leprechaun.
  2. Write the Friendly Letter to a Leprechaun.
  3. Proofread independently.
  4. Proofread with a buddy.
  5. Proofread with the teacher.
  6. Tape or glue the friendly letter to green construction paper, so it's all ready to put on the classroom Friendly Letter to a Leprechaun bulletin board.

Extension Activities: