This product is a one page document that has a Scoring Guide for a Business Letter. The beauty of this is that if instructed correctly, everything the students need is listed on the document and they are simply following set criteria. I would set this Scoring Guide in the 3rd - 6th grade range, with you being able to adapt it based on the group of students.
Included on this Scoring Guide is a list of questions for a peer to ask when editing the business letter rough draft. There is also a point total on this document, though you can revise it to best meet your needs.
I instructed Business Letters for a number of years, and I would introduce the concept, go over a few sample ideas, and then examine this document with the students. By following that process, everything would go smoothly, plus I always physically mailed the letters. I would suggest completing this earlier in the year, being that some companies take longer than others to reply. The student excitement is always high when a reply letter comes!
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