A formal business letter is a good way to teach basic informative writing skills. But instead of asking students to write a traditional letter of complaint, why not turn this no-prep writing project into an act of kindness? Business letters of compliment
teach students the formatting skills needed for business letters, provide good practice in crafting text with a formal tone, and in this era of highly critical, poorly-written reviews on Yelp, give a business something to be happy about.
This complete writing project includes the following in a zipped folder:
~ Explanation of Project
~ Guides to Business Letter Format (Note-taking forms for block and modified block styles, plus format guides for each)
~ Three Student Models
~ Graphic Organizer
~Tips for the Teacher
~Standard Postal Abbreviations Chart
~Envelope Addressing and Folding Guide
~PowerPoint with Supplemental Resources for Mini-Lessons
You will receive a 19-page PDF with all printable resources and rubrics, and a 12-slide PowerPoint with information that is presentation-ready for mini-lessons.
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