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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.
Instruct young writers in business letter composition with this activity. After viewing a PowerPoint about the parts of a business letter, classmates get in groups and write a letter to a local newspaper. Geared specifically toward English language learners, this plan describes how to implement tiered products, models, and scaffolded group work into your class. You might increase the relevancy of this project by sending the letters to the newspaper.
Sixth graders review examples of expository writing in literature, history, and science in this five-lesson unit. The lessons address summarizing, development of fiction and nonfiction book reports, and the organization of friendly and business letters. Additionally, it encourages young writers to create their own original work and avoid plagiarism.
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 explore techniques used in persuasive writing. After studying editing marks and business letters, they complete a business letter activity. As a class, students volunteer to read a business letter and make corrections on the overhead. Individually, students write a persuasive business letter and complete a business letter exercise.
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.
Students write a business letter requesting information from a county Chamber of Commerce. In this business writing lesson, students research the county seats of each West Virginia County and write a business letter requesting specific information about the county. Students edit and revise the letter.