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Block Style Business Letters
Cynthia Frazer
Applied Technologies, Business, Language Arts

Unit created on 1/14/2000 EST.
Last modified 1/24/2000 2:16:42 PM EST.

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Fundamental Understandings (help)

The student will ...load a file ...save a file ...edit a file ...make a new file ...use headers and footers correctly ...use spell check correctly ...provide resume information pertinent to the job opening statement. ...edit prewritten text for errors in spelling and English usage. ...write a letter of acceptance. ...create a letter of resignation. ...write a persuasive letter. ...write correctly formatted block style business letters.

Technology ISTE Standards (info) 

Use technology tools and resources for managing and communicating personal/professional information (e.g., finances, schedules, addresses, purchases, correspondence).

Information Literacy Standards (info) 

Uses information effectively and creatively, as described by the following indicators: organizes information for practical application; integrates new information into one's own knowledge; applies information in critical thinking and problem solving; produces and communication information and ideas in appropriate formats.

Relevance (help)

This is a high interest, low readability series of lessons which reinforce selected English competency skills -- in specific the block style business letter. They also reinforce a few life lessons such as: 'look before you leap' and the 'real world' is not necessarily a glamorous place for the unprepared. The unit is intended to reinforce a fundamental concept of business writing within the framework of teaching word processing. Word processing is an integral skill for both the academic and business worlds as well as an asset for private use.

Assessment (help)

Each lesson contains a rubric at the end of the lesson.

Components (help)

Block Letter #1--Help Wanted Please Apply, Block Letter #2--Clean It Up, Block Letter #3--How Soon Can I Start, Block Letter #4--I Quit, Block Letter #5--Please Take Me Back, and Block Letter #6--Dear International Inquirer... Where do I upload the actual lessons?

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Workforce Competencies (info) (help)

Students communicate in English and other languages using information, concepts, prose, symbols, reports, audio and video recordings, speeches, graphic displays, and computer-based programs. Students use creative thinking skills to generate new ideas, make the best decisions, recognize and solve problems through reasoning, interpret symbolic data, and develop efficient techniques for lifelong learning.

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