BUSINESS LETTER STYLES

My name is Julia Ayers.  I am a second year teacher at Midland Valley High School, Langley, South Carolina.

This unit of study is called Types of Business Communications using letters.  This lesson is about various types of letters you would use in the business world.  You will be able to complete your lesson on the computer.  You will also be required to go to various website links for further study on the topic.

I hope you enjoy this unit of study as much as I enjoyed creating it!!!

Lesson on Business Letter Styles

Objective:  You will learn how to write a business letter, using the proper format and correct grammar.

Career Reference:  Career Opportunities in the Fast Food Industry

Activities:

    1. Go to a website to learn about the different letter styles.  To see some examples of letter styles, click here.
    2. Go to another website to learn about the six parts of a business letter.  Take some notes, you will need them later.
    3. Now, you get to write a business letter to Sonic, Inc. located at 2245 Whiskey Road, Aiken, SC  29803, stating you would be interesed in a summer job.
    4. The body of the letter must include the following information: a.  State your name and that you are interested in a summer job.  b.  List at least three qualifications that you have for the job.  c.  List at least three examples of work you have done that would qualify you for the job.  d.  Give the name and phone number of a reference.  (A reference is a person who can tell something about you, but he/she is not a relative.)
    5. Each part of the letter must be aligned correctly and contain correct information.  Use your school address in the heading.  Midland Valley High School, 227 Mustang Drive, Langley, SC  29834.  Use your own name in the signature line.  Be sure to sign the letter in black ink.
Evaluation:
 

GRADING RUBRIC FOR 

BUSINESS LETTER

HEADING 15 POINTS
INSIDE ADDRESS 15 POINTS
GREETING 10 POINTS
BODY 40 POINTS
CLOSING 10 POINTS
SIGNATURE 10 POINTS
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