Business Letter / Formal Letter


Learn more about how we can support you in response to the coronavirus in this letter from our president and publisher.

To Our Valued Customers,

Our computer network is currently offline for a repair issue. We expect the repair effort will be completed late today, April 3rd. As a result of this unexpected development, we will be unable to process orders until the repair is completed. However, we expect to be fully operational on Monday April 6th.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. However, rest assured we are doing everything we can and working as fast as we can to be back in a position to serve you.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Joellyn Cicciarelli, President/Publisher

Business Letter / Formal Letter

Use these ideas to help you brainstorm topics for your writing.

1. Write a letter of application for babysitting or dog walking in your neighborhood.

2. Write a letter of application to rake a neighbor’s leaves or mow the lawn.

3. Write a letter of request to a government agency to ask for additional information for a school project.

4. Your family will be driving to the Grand Canyon. Write a letter to the Grand Canyon National Park for visitor information.

5. Write a letter of request to a nearby factory for a tour of their facility.

6. Write a letter to the president of the United States about something that concerns you.

7. Write a letter of gratitude to a recent speaker at your school.

8. Write a letter of gratitude to your local library for the help you received from the librarian while doing research for a project.

9. Write a letter of complaint about a broken toy you ordered online.

10. Write a letter of complaint about a new game or toy you bought and were disappointed in.

Writing Traits for Business Letters/Formal Letters
Ideas Did I clearly state the reason for writing the letter?
Organization Did I create a list of the important points I wanted to include in the letter? Did I present my ideas in logical order?
Voice Did I use a strong and respectful voice?
Sentence Fluency Did the sentences flow smoothly from one to another?
Word Choice Did I avoid the use of contractions and use formal language?
Conventions Did I check for mistakes in spelling, punctuation, and capitalization?
Presentation Is my letter neat? Did I use the proper format for the heading, inside address, salutation, and closing?