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Color-Coded Comments-Creating a Basic Business Letter in Microsoft Word
Sixth graders compose business letters using word-processing skills, independent practice and color-coding.
Students create a business letter using "Letter Generator". In this letter writing lesson plan, students use a computer program to learn what the proper business letter consists of. After the instruction, the students are self guided with the computer program, and can be self paced.
Writing Business Letters
Ninth graders use prior knowledge in order to connect with the new writing concept presented in this lesson. They compose original business letters that are aligned with a specific rubric for completion.
Writing Business Letters
Ninth graders create real word business letters that promote goodwill and publish the letters. In this business letters lesson, 9th graders discuss the idea of establishing goodwill and study the elements of a business letter. Students use graphic organizers to guide them in the letter writing process as well as use sample business letters. Students research their audience, refine their purpose, and compose the business letters.
Putting Writing Skills to Work: Writing Business Letters of Request
Students practice the format and elements of business letters by writing a request letter. In this business letter lesson, 11th graders review conventions of letter writing and brainstorm about their potential audience. Students research information for their audience, draft their letters, participate in peer revision, and type their final draft of the business letter.
Working with Business Letters
Students practice with business letters. They identify main ideas and supporting details.
Writing A Business Letter Who, What, and Where Are They
Seventh graders word process business letters using proper tab settings, spell checking, grammar and punctuation. They use the Internet to search for names and addresses.
What's in a Name?
Let them eat cake! Or in this case, a candy bar. To prepare a persuasive business letter, the class first consumes a candy bar. They discuss what they liked, disliked, and would most like to change about the consumed confection. Using details, they develop an argumentative claim which is the foundation for a persuasive business letter asking a candy company to change their trademark recipe. Links to printable materials are included.
Students develop a career survey designed to obtain data about work skills, occupations, and course work. They write a business letter designed to entice a response.
Get What You Want
Make requests and improve interpersonal communication skills by writing a business letter. The class implements correct order and format required for a block or modified block letter. Then, they choose a topic of interest so that they can compose business letters that make requests. Could be modified for ELD.
Putting it On Paper
Students locate and print samples of two different business letter formats. They write rough drafts of business letters inquiring when, where, and how math is used.
Letter Writing Basics
Students write a business letter with information regarding specific writing mechanics. In this writing lesson plan, students learn to write a business letter and they focus on one area of concern. Students follow a business letter template and use a word processor to edit and enhance their written communication.
Students prepare a career survey as a class group. They prepare a business letter to accompany the survey. They catalog the results into a database and create database reports to summarize the information.
Using E-mail To Develop Letter-Writing Skills for the 21st Century
Develop letter-writing skills by adapting appropriate language conventions according to context. Young authors will write standard friendly and business letters, and send a business e-mail to a state's Department of Tourism to request information. This could be made into a unit to promote communication skills.
A Lesson: Top Secret Persuasive Letter
Fourth graders write and word process a two paragraph persuasive business letter. They ask a company to sell their product. They use the parts of James Gardiner's book, Top Secret, as ideas for their writing.
Getting Down to Business
Students write, edit, and rewrite business letters to their choice of vendors with comments of criticism or praise.
Short Story Lesson Plan
Students read and discuss the short story, "The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm," by Mark Twain. They assume the role of the main characters in the story and write a humorous letter of complaint using a business letter format. They also recreate a presentation of the story in the format of their choice, highlighting Twain's absurdity and humor.
Show Me City to City
Students investigate cities in Missouri. In this State of Missouri lesson, students use a map to locate various cities in Missouri and write a business letter to the Chamber of Commerce to request information about the cities.
Writing Persuasive Letters
Students write persuasive business letters to candy companies suggesting ways to change their products to make them more enjoyable and increase sales. Prior to writing their letters, they conduct Internet research about the companies and their products, complete exercises, and use the persuasive letter checklist to organize their presentations.
Letter to the President
Students identify the strategies needed to create a business letter, practice writing a business letter, and develop appropriate assessment skills in deciding which sections of the NASA research project to include in their packet of information.