Possible classroom resource includes: Sincerely Yours: Writing Your Own Letter (Writer's Toolbox) by Nancy Loewen
Working in small groups, ask students to create a chart of the various types of messages that children and their families receive routinely, such as letters, catalogs, flyers, E-mail, voice mail messages, etc. Students discuss the purposes and advantages of each type of message.
Invite a local writer to visit with students to discuss his profession. Prior to the meeting, students generate a list of topics they would like the writer to touch on during the visit. Afterwards, students post learning to a class blog.
Encourage students to create an electronic greeting card and attach an audio message to the card. If students are comfortable doing so, ask them to create an original song for the card. Who will the cards be sent to, and for what occasion?