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Business Letter Writing Template
Compose some real-world texts in your class. Individuals can use this page to assist with the format and content of a business letter. Each section in the organizer is labeled with instructions for content and formatting. The page itself is not in the format of a business letter, but rather acts as a guide and preparation point for middle schoolers.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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.
6th English Language Arts
Writing a Letter of Inquiry!
Connect expository writing to a real world skill when the class composes a letter of inquiry. They find the parts of a business letter and work as a class to correct missing parts. After the initial exercise they compose an origial letter of inquiry.
5th - 7th English Language Arts
Skill Building for Educational and Vocational Advancement
Over ten weeks, 8th graders refine their visions of future careers, develop skills needed to write resumes and business letters, and learn to make a strong impression at interviews. Three specific activities are included, but mostly the resource provides thorough background and justification for the relevance of the unit to 8th grade, explanation of the sequence of the unit, and ideas for nurturing relevant reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
8th - 9th Social Studies & History
To Whom It May Concern
Encourage your pupils to become responsible citizens by teaching them how to take a stance on an issue, research it, and then write a formal letter expressing their concerns. Worksheets, graphic organizers, and charts are included. You can use these materials with the provided informational texts, or apply the materials to any relevant issue you would like your class to investigate.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Young scholars 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 young scholars are self guided with the computer program, and can be self paced.
4th - 6th English Language Arts
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Discovering New Resources
What is a natural resource, and what resources did the Lewis and Clark expedition seek? After reading an article on the mapping of the west, learners get into small groups to discuss the important natural resources of the period. They conclude by taking on the perspective of Meriwether Lewis and writing a business letter to President Jefferson presenting the findings of the expedition.
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
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.
9th Social Studies & History
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 instructional activity, 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.
11th Social Studies & History
Formal Letter to the King of Thebes
As your class's reading of Antigone comes to an end, present them with this letter writing assignment. They write a letter to the future king of Thebes after Creon's death. What advice can they give to this new leader? The format of a business letter is already outlined to make letter writing easy for your class!
10th - 11th English Language Arts
Title III Technology Literacy Challenge Grant
Awesome! Here is a project that combines math and English! Your class reads an article entitled "A Thirst for Competition" and conducts a school-wide survey to decide if their peers like Gatorade, Powerade, or All Sport the best. They keep track on the graphic organizers provided, and then they write a business letter using the included template.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
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.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts