A lesson on how to write a business letter is a great way to sneak in some expository writing practice. Most students will appreciate the relevance, which will lead to higher levels of engagement. In order to ensure that your lesson culminates in a meaningful writing experience, the assignment needs to be applicable. The ten prompts listed below are student-friendly and relatable, increasing the potential for memorable learning.
Write a letter to an employer requesting a job.
Write a letter to a college requesting admission.
Write a letter to your parents requesting a gift.
Write a letter to the principal requesting a specific change at school.
Write a letter to a government official asking for support in changing a law.
Write a letter to a restaurant requesting a specific dish be added to the menu.
Write a letter to an author explaining what you liked about their book.
Write a letter to a company requesting a change to one of their products.
Write a letter to the mayor requesting a change be made to your city.
Write a letter to a theme park requesting a change to a ride or attraction.
Download the comprehensive business letter writing lesson from Literacy in Focus on TpT! Everything you need to teach students how to write a business letter is included! Plus, the resource was designed to stand alone, so you won’t need to purchase any additional materials to teach your students how to write a business letter. A printable PDF version and Google Drive version is included!