House B Language Arts
January 26-February 10, 2005
What: this unit is a standards-based writing unit. You will learn how to write four different types of letters:
1. The thank-you letter
2. The letter of introduction
3. The letter of concern (commonly called the complaint letter) OR the letter of appreciation
4. The sharing letter
How: we will examine each of the four types of letters using models and in-class activities. We will use overheads for notes. All notes will be posted on this Internet site for your review and convenience.
Assessment: On Thursday, February 10, you will turn in four (4) final drafts that represent each type of letter we have covered. Each letter is worth twenty-five (25) points. Standard format issues apply: typed in 12 or 14 points font OR double-spaced and neatly handwritten in blue or black ink.
There are also five (5) homeworks OR quizzes worth 10 points each for a total of fifty (50) points.
You will be provided with a rubric for every letter you create. You must turn these rubrics in with your final draft or it will not be graded.
**If you receive a “I got caught reading!” certificate, you may turn it in with a homework or a quiz ONLY for an EXTRA two points.