Friends of Reed – Humanities Academy

Summer Assignment for incoming 6th Graders

A Letter to Ms. Siminski and Ms. Mintz

Over the summer, please write us a letter introducing yourself. This will be a way for us to get to know you and give us a writing sample.

A friendly letter contains:

  • The date
  • A salutation, i.e. Dear Ms. Mintz and Ms. Siminski,
  • The body of the letter written in first person, paragraphs with appropriate spacing and indentions
  • A conclusion
  • A closing, i.e. Sincerely, Your name

In the body of the letter, please address some of the following topics:

  • Family
  • Pets
  • Hobbies
  • Goals for the future
  • Favorite/Least favorite subjects and why
  • Friends
  • Books
  • Movies/TV shows
  • Sports/Activities you participate in
  • Music
  • What you’re looking forward to

You may type or handwrite your letter. Please make it neat. Remember you are writing this to your teacher, so make sure your spelling, grammar and punctuation are correct.

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