Assessment for Learning Resource Bank

Web-based Learning and Teaching Support

Learning and Teaching Activity – Letter Writing


Learning Targets for Key Stage 2 :

ISc - to exchange messages such as writing simple letters
KSb - to interpret and use given information through processes or activities such as matching, sequencing, describing, classifying and to follow instructions
ESd - to give expression to one's experience through activities

Learning Objectives:

Text Types


Language Items and Communicative Functions

Language Skills


Generic Skills

- letters


- use formulaic expressions to begin and end a letter

- Reading
- Writing





- develop sensitivity towards language use in the process of communication

- communication skills

Related Basic Competencies:

L3-R-5-P6BC: Using a range of reading strategies to understand the meaning of simple texts with the help of cues
L4-W-2-P6BC: Using common punctuation marks in simple texts with some degree of accuracy
Writing and/or responding to simple texts with relevant information and ideas (including personal experiences, imaginative ideas and evaluative remarks) with the help of cues
L3-W-4-P6BC: Writing simple texts using a small range of vocabulary, sentence patterns, cohesive devices and verb forms fairly appropriately with the help of cues despite some spelling and grammatical mistakes
L3-W-5-P6BC: Constructing short and simple texts on familiar topics with little guidance to communicate one's own ideas and experiences intelligibly





For students'self-access

Part 1

An interactive activity: A Letter to a Friend

Learners get familiar with formulaic expressions and their positions in a personal letter.  


Part 2

An interactive activity: What is Different?

Learners distinguish the difference between an informal letter and a formal letter.


Part 3

An interactive activity: A Letter to the Principal

Learners recognize the layout and formulaic expressions of a formal letter.



Part 4


Activity Plan


A classroom activity: A Letter from a Pen-friend
Learners read a letter and write a reply.