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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.


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This page provides friendly letter forms to print out. There is also an example of an addressed envelope and tips on writing an invitation. This is a site specifically for children.
This Quia quiz has you correct a friendly letter that has mistakes.
This organization matches truck drivers to classrooms so they can write letters to one another. Practice letter writing skills with a real person. NOTE: The website includes a link to discussion forums.
Click on business or friendly letter to read how to write them. There are also sample formats to see. Includes how to address an envelope.
See samples of two different types of business letters: block and indented.
Click on "Friendly Letters" or "Business Letters" to read what they should include.
Tim and Moby demonstrate the parts of a business letter in this short animated movie. NOTE: The website is available by subscription only.
Scroll down for links to letters that famous baseball player Jackie Robinson wrote to Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.
Read this letter J. K. Rowling wrote to accept an award for one of the "Harry Potter" books.
This website includes letters from a drummer boy from the Civil War. Read the letters he used as his only communication to his family during the war.
These sites provide activities on how to write a letter and includes a "Letter Writer Helper" link.
These sites are designed to help students learn to identify all the essential parts of a business or friendly letter, and then generate letters by typing information into letter templates.

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