Writing a Friendly Letter!

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 10445

If you "herd" of cows that could type, would you write to someone about it? Read a story about typing cows, sing a song, look at a body, and get online help to learn how to write friendly letters!



English / Language Arts
learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Otter, Beaver
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Skill Sharpener

Lesson Plan - Get It!


In the book Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type, the animals find a way to let Farmer Brown know what they want by typing a letter. Could you imagine what it might say?

Watch the video below to see how and why the cows communicate with Farmer Brown.

Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type:

There are many reasons to write a letter. In Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type, the cows wrote a letter to Farmer Brown because they wanted electric blankets. They tried to persuade the farmer by writing a letter.

Can you think of other reasons to write a friendly letter?

You may have thought of some of these reasons:

  • inform
  • persuade
  • show appreciation or thanks
  • invite
  • connect
  • show love

Cows don't usually write letters, but people often do! To whom might you want to write a letter?

Here are some ideas of who might receive a letter from you:

  • family
  • friends
  • workers
  • places
  • neighbors

Who will receive your letter?

When you write a letter, there are 5 parts to include. Print Parts of a Letter sung to the tune of the Addams Family. Try singing this song and look for the 5 parts of writing a letter.

The Addams Family Theme Song:

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