Writing: Letter Writing for Upper Grades
These sites provide examples of friendly, business letters, and persuasive writing. Includes explanations on the different parts of letters,writing tips, and classroom activities. There are also information on cover letters, thank you notes, and how to accentuate the positives. Includes links to eThemes Resources on Writing: Letters: Friendly, Business, and Thank You and Writing: Persuasion.
View samples of two formats of business letters-block and indented.
This page has suggested guidelines for writing a cover letter to go along with an application letter.
Writing the Basic Business Letter
Find out components to be included in and formats of a business letter. Click "sample letter" to see business letter examples.
Business Letters: Accentuating the Positives
Learn how to make your letter more positive and where to embed positive and negative news in the letter to make it more effective.
Letter Writing Unit
In this project, students will learn the differences between business letters and friendly letters and then write their own letters by researching resources from internet. NOTE: There are few broken links.
Thank You Letters
This page provides suggested guidelines and tips on contents to be included in the letters, when to send the letters, and choices of e-mail versus mail.
Letters, Memos, Papers, etc.
This page has writing samples with explanatory notes on business writing.
Persuasive Writing Unit
A 22-page pdf is a unit on persuasive writing which includes graphic organizers to help students format and structure ideas for their persuasive letters.
Key Points to Letter Writing
This page has tips on writing letters as well as examples of good and bad letters.
Business Letter and Friendly Letter Sample
A two-page pdf file has samples of business and friendly letter format.
Tips for Writing a Friendly Letter
Here are five parts to be included when writing a friendly letter. Includes a letter sample.
Friendly Letter Activities
This page has activities for students to practice writing friendly letters. NOTE: Most documents are in pdf format and links on other topics are broken.
eThemes Resource: Writing: Letters: Friendly, Business, and Thank You
These sites provide examples of friendly and business letters. Includes explanations on the different parts of letters and general writing tips. Also covers thank you notes and how to address envelopes. There is an interactive quiz and a Powerpoint presentation as well as letters from famous people from George Washington to J.K. Rowling.
eThemes Resource: Writing: Persuasion
These sites focus on persuasive and argumentative writing for middle and high school students. Learn about the persuasive techniques used in letters, essays, and advertisements. There are suggested hands-on activities, graphic organizers, writing prompts, and assessment sheets. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on debate.