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English 10 Week 1 Quarter 2 Letter writing Things Fall Apart

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English 10

Week 1 Quarter 2 Letter writing Things Fall Apart

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English 10 DO NOW: 10-28-13

Why would you ever need to write a letter? Think about it? When would a letter work better for you? What situations require a letter?

ELITE THINKERS: how many “parts” of a formal letter can you name?

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Success Today Means

You can think of a reason in your life when you will need to write a letter.

You have in your notes the parts of the formal letter and are starting to be able to name a few.

You know which letter format you will be completing this week.

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Letters Types to Consider

Letter of Introduction (for college, scholarships, internships, etc.) You paint a picture of yourself where you focus on

the qualities, skills, or outlook on life you think makes you a match for that organization.

Letter of Interest Using accompanies a resume or application for a

job or volunteer opportunity

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Make a decision

If you plan on attending college, today is a great day to start developing your “application material” which you will polish your junior year. Pick letter of introduction

If you want to sharpen “real world skills,” or are applying to jobs, volunteerships currently Pick letter of interest (aka “cover letter”)

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Either Way

You all need to know the parts of a business letter

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Major Parts of a Letter

10 Parts Must be in order Must know what each part does

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Major Parts of a Letter

1. Letterhead if the letter is from a business.

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Letterhead Examples

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Major Parts of a Letter

2. Return Address-the address of the person writing the letter.

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Major Parts of a Letter

3. Dateline-Complete and current date.

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Major Parts of a Letter

4. Letter Address/Inside Address-the address of the person receiving the letter.

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Major Parts of a Letter

5. Salutation-the greeting of the letter. Example: Dear Sir or Madam:

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Major Parts of a Letter

6. Body-the message of the letter.

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Major Parts of a Letter

7. Complimentary Close-the ending of the letter. Example: Sincerely yours,

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Major Parts of a Letter

8. Handwritten Signature-the author signs the letter after it has been printed.

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Major Parts of a Letter

9. Keyed Name-the authors typed name.

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Major Parts of a Letter

10. Typist Initials-initials of the typist. (Could also be the word “Enclosures if you are sending anything else in the envelope)

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Major Parts of a Letter

1. Letterhead if the letter is from a business.2. Return Address-the address of the person writing the letter.3. Dateline-Complete and current date.4. Letter Address/Inside Address-the address of the person

receiving the letter.5. Salutation-the greeting of the letter. Example: Dear Sir or Madam:6. Body-the message of the letter.7. Complimentary Close-the ending of the letter. Example: Sincerely

yours,8. Keyed Name-the authors typed name.9. Handwritten Signature-the author signs the letter after it has been

printed.10. Typist Initials-initials of the typist.

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Formatting – 1st Page

Top Margin – 1.5-2”

Right Margin – 1”

Left Margin – 1”

Bottom Margin - 1”

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Let’s see how much you remember Clear desks. “Quiz” yourself.

Tomorrow we will work on researching our recipients which will help us write a better letter. We will start drafting our letter via the graphic organizers.

HW: backside of worksheet. Pick which style of letter you will write. Consider who you will write to (recipients).

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English 10 DO NOW: 10/29/13

Take a sample business letter. Identify the parts of the business letter in the

sample. Write on the letter, drawing arrows or bracketing the sections as you label them.

Do not use any notes. Quiz yourself. If you get stuck. Wait a minute or so, then you may check your notes.

ELITE THINKERS: Do you see the difference between the two examples??

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Success Today Means

You have researched your recipient and have found qualities or experiences they look for that you have.

You have completed your graphic organizer and maybe even started typing your draft.

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English 10: DO NOW 10/30/13 Read the example letter of interest body. Using your

graphic organizer label the following parts: Introduction Paragraph

Value/Skill #1, Value/Skill #2, Value/Skill #3 Request the job sentence

Closing Paragraph Thank you statement. Request the job statement Call to action (where you mention the next step)

ELITE: Then comment on any good “essay” techniques or strategies you noticed in this letter. (try for 2 or 3 ideas)

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Success today means You completed your typed letter and submitted it to

edmodo. BRING A PRINT COPY TOMORROW

You used the resources posted on edmodo (tutorial, prompt with rubric or readwritethink’s letter generator: can’t save partial work with it so be warned)

Proofread your letter using Grammarly.com You can actually use your letter now or in the future.

Last day in class to work on this: letter due Monday

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English 10 Do Now: 10/31/13

Take a handout and write down your reaction to the situation it describes.

We will come back to these answers for the second half of class. For now, if you have your letter, you can get extra credit for peer revisions.

If you are not done, you will get 15-20 minutes to work today.

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Success Today means (10-31)

You used the first half of class productively to either finish your letter/revise your letter.

You have written proof of your opinion about some of the topics for Things Fall Apart

You have started to discuss your own views on some of the topics in the Things Fall Apart anticipation guide.

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Eng 10 Do Now 11/1/13

Take a handout and respond to the question it poses to you.

I will collect Do Nows from week 1 on Monday

LETTER DUE MONDAY

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Success Today Means

Being able to comprehend the messages presented in our Imperialism worksheets (I can judge this by your written answers.

You can see this historical moment from both the African and European perspective

Elite thinkers can judge/evaluate the sincerity of the European’s reasons for being in Africa.