Wednesday, January 23


Essential Question:
How do you create and format a personal business letter?
Key Questions:
What is modified block style format? How do you set tab stops? Where do you set the tab stops? What is the horizontal center? What parts of a modified block style letter are aligned at the horizontal center? What is mixed punctuation? What are the margins on a PBL? Where does the date go? What is a QS? What is a DS? Where do you use a QS? Where do you use a DS? What is a salutation and complimentary close? Where does the subject line go? What are reference initials? What is an enclosure notation?
Activating Strategy:
Review block format. Introduce modified block format using FBLA Format Guide. What is the difference between block and modified block format? Go over PBL 2 from previous lesson.
Instructional Strategies and Student Activity:
  • Continue Daily Journal
  • Continue Daily Vocabulary; define terms 231-235
  • First half of period
    • Teacher will lead demonstration of formatting and keying personal business letter 3 (PBL 3) while students follow
  • Second half of period
    • Students will complete PBL 4. You will need PBL 2 to complete PBL 4!
  • Put your name in a footer on both letters
  • Print and turn in PBL 4
Summarizing Strategy:

TOD: Answer Key Questions above. Turn it in when you're finished.

Observation, TOD
PBL Handouts; FBLA Formatting Guide

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