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Business Letter Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Can your students draft a business letter? A video lesson allows them to self-check and correct their work, leading to a perfect final copy. Related lessons and extensions are provided for deeper exploration of this topic.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify the elements of a business letter
  • draft a business letter

Length

1 hour

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.2.E

Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.5

Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grades 9-10 here.)

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.6

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