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Formal Letter Writing Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kristen Goode

Kristen has been an educator for 25+ years - as a classroom teacher, a school administrator, and a university instructor. She holds a doctorate in Education Leadership.

What is formal writing? When and how is it used? In this lesson plan, students learn about formal writing and practice using it as they create a formally written piece of their own.

Learning Objectives

By the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Describe the difference between formal and informal writing
  • Write an original formal or informal piece

Length

50-60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.1.D

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.

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