A person writes to someone he or she knows in a friendly letter.  A friendly letter is made up of five parts: a heading, a greeting, a body, a closing, and a signature.

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Example:

                                                                                                817 Eagle Avenue
                                                
heading                  
Oswego, New York
                                                                                                 July 21, 2003


                                                                         


 Dear Emily,     greeting                                    

                            

 bodyHow is your vacation going? I have been playing a lot of lacrosse.
  Also,  I have been reading many good books.  When you get back from Florida I will
  share them with you.

 

                                                               closing      Your friend,


                                                           signature      Dana

 

                                              

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Steps to writing a Friendly Letter

  1. Write the heading. In the heading, include a comma between the name of the city and the state and between the day of the month and year.
  2. Write the greeting. Capitalize the first letter of each word. End the greeting with a comma.
  3. Write a friendly message in the body. Always indent the first line of the body.
  4. Write a closing to end the letter. Put a comma after the closing.
  5. Sign the letter with your name.

Now it's your turn to write a friendly letter.
Click on the notebook to print out your form and begin!

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