Your teachers play an important role in your life, and sometimes you want to show your appreciation by writing them a letter. While writing a good letter may seem difficult, it is easy once you get started. Your teacher will be very happy that you have taken the time to express what you think. If you want to write one to your teacher, start by greeting him. Then think about what you want to say and write it in the main part of the letter. Finally, finalize the letter and sign it.
Part 1 of 3: Start the letter
Step 1. Choose a card or paper that you think your teacher will like
You can write the letter on a ready-made card or on a white piece of paper. If you are using a card, choose one that makes you think of your teacher.
- Ask your parents or guardians if they have any cards that you can use. They may offer to take you out to buy a new card.
- You can also make a card for your teacher out of plain paper or cardstock. Your teacher will appreciate the effort you put into the card.
Step 2. Write your name and the date in the upper right corner
Put your first and last name. The date will help your teacher know when you wrote the letter.
Your teacher will likely keep the letter for years to come. If you include your name and the date, your teacher will be able to remember who wrote it for him
Step 3. Begin the letter with “Dear” followed by the teacher's name
This is a polite greeting known as a "heading formula." Write the title you use to call it, such as Mr., Miss, Mr., teacher, or professor.
- Use whatever name your teacher prefers. If the teacher has asked you to call him by name, then there is no problem using it in the letter. For example, if you are called Master Sebastian, you can start the letter with "Dear Master Sebastian."
- Do not start the letter with a "hello", because it is too informal.
Step 4. Write a colon (:
) after the teacher's name and then leave a blank line. This is the traditional way to start a letter. The blank line will make what you write easier to read. Now that the first part is complete, you are ready to write the main message to your teacher.
Part 2 of 3: Write the body of the letter
Step 1. Begin with one or two sentences indicating the general theme of the letter
This way, your teacher will know what it is about. For example, you may be writing a thank you letter.
In this case, write: “I am writing you this letter to express how happy I am to be in your class, because you are the best teacher. This year has been hard, but you have helped me to do my best”
Step 2. Give your teacher a few examples of what you are grateful for
Consider why you are writing the letter and then choose the best examples to show him what you are grateful for. To make the letter more personal, be specific and tell her how her actions make you feel.
- You could write: “I thank you for the time you spent teaching me after class. I thought I was never going to understand multiplication, but you never let me give up. I am very happy that he is my teacher!”.
- If you're having a hard time deciding what to say, grab a piece of scratch paper and brainstorm. Write down the reasons why you like him, the times he has helped you, or what you have learned from him or her. Then choose a few of those reasons and use them in your letter.
Step 3. Finish the body of the letter by thanking him again
Write one to three sentences that summarize what you have said. Remind him that you are grateful for what he has done for you.
You could say, “Thank you for being a great teacher this year. I am so happy to be able to be in your class. I hope you have an amazing summer!”
Part 3 of 3: Concluding the Letter
Step 1. Finish the letter and sign it
Choose a courteous closing such as "Best regards," "Thank you very much," "A big hug." Then leave 1-2 lines blank and sign.
The closing phrase should be something like the following: "Kind regards, Juan Carlos."
Step 2. Review the letter
Read your letter once or twice for any spelling or grammar mistakes. Then ask a trusted adult to do the same.
- You can correct some small mistakes, but if you find that you are going to cross out entire sentences, it may be best to start from scratch so that the letter looks flawless.
- Correction fluid can be helpful in correcting mistakes.
Step 3. Put your letter in an envelope
Ask a parent or guardian for an envelope and insert the letter. If you're giving it to the teacher in person, just write their name on the front and give it to them before or after class.
Step 4. Address the envelope if you want to mail the letter
Ask a parent or guardian to help you put the correct address and format for your country.
- The envelope should include the teacher's address in the center and your address in the upper left corner.
- If your handwriting is a little illegible, we recommend asking an adult to write down the teacher's address so the letter doesn't get lost in the mail.
- Don't forget to ask a parent or guardian for a stamp.