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Business Letter Punch®

Takes students through the process of writing business letters - on the web!

Product Description

What Does Business Letter Punch Do?

Students learn how to write a business letters from any computer with an Internet connection. Topics covered: persuasion, request, social business, and complaint/response.

The program contains 13 writing topics to guide students through each step in the writing process.

Contextual help and feedback engage students of all ages.

Instructors may view student writing, in real-time, with an easy-to-use monitoring tool.

Designed for students in grades 9 to adult (ages 14 and up), the software can also be used by English language learners and adult students.

Inspires Enthusiasm

A structured and supportive environment that lets all learners experience success.

Enhances Interaction

Instructors can quickly discover individual areas of concern and be able do something about them.

Streamlines Learning

Built-in explanations and immediate feedback help students overcome obstacles while they work.

Automatic Tracking

Teachers can monitor pupil progress and work through an easy-to-use management.

Concepts Covered

Designed for English language learners and older students, as well as pupils in upper elementary and secondary grades.

Self-paced and self-advancing; moves students ahead as they demonstrate readiness.

Pupils receive immediate, personal help throughout.

Teachers can monitor pupils’ progress and time-on-task through an easy-to-use online portfolio.

Covers U.S. grade equivalent levels 9.0 to 12.0

  • Persuasion
  • Request
  • Social Business
  • Complaint/Response

Students will…

  • Use pre-writing strategies for different writing tasks.
  • Write clear descriptive sentences.
  • Focus writing on a central idea or topic.
  • Use devices to develop relationships among ideas.
  • Use supporting ideas and facts to develop and elaborate on a topic.
  • Use an effective organizational pattern.
  • Proofread to correct errors in mechanics, usage, and punctuation.
  • Analyze and revise a draft to further develop a piece of writing.

Additional Resources

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Student Tracking and Management

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“Unless you have a personal instructor in front of you, I can’t think of a better way to teach writing a letter than this program.”

San Jacinto Community College North

Houston, TX