Lesson Plan: To help my students understand the importance of writing an effective business letter, we write actual letters to businesses.
Comments: This has been an EXCELLENT activity for my classes (I’ve used it in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.) It’s a lot of fun for the students to get replies back from the companies.
Once students understand the proper block letter format, they can begin composing their complaint letter.
It is best if students are given a scenario to write about in this lesson.
(Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)Why write a business letter?
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