Business Letters & Résumés
Business Letter Basics
Examples of structure and two sample letters.
Business Letter Format
Models of both block and indented formats.
BusinessLetterPunch.com from Merit Audio Visual
An online interactive tutorial site that takes students through the process of writing business letters.
Business Letter Writing Basics
This site includes tips on phrasing and links to additional letter forms.
Color-Coded Comments—Creating a Basic Business Letter in Microsoft Word
The student will compose a business letter using word-processing skills, independent practice, and color coding. This lesson includes handouts and assessment rubric. It is designed for 6th grade.
Motivating ESL/EFL Students to Write a Complaint Letter
This excellent idea is not limited to ESL/EFL classrooms. Students take their letters of complaint one step further by acting out a phone interview.
Teacher Cover Letters
Model letters for a variety of situations.
Career Discovery: Preparing a Résumé
Middle school students examine the need to prepare a resume and the potential consequences of giving false information in a resume. Using an online resume wizard designed for middle schoolers, students prepare their first resume. This lesson plan is designed for 7th grade.
Employment applications and resumés
In this lesson for grade seven, students will discuss the parts of a job application and resumé. Students will complete an application and résumé for either a medical job or a construction job, and will compare and contrast the application materials needed for each of the two kinds of jobs.
Free Résumé Samples
Links to tips and, to the left, sample résumés for different career fields.
How to Write a Masterpiece of a Résumé
Useful suggestions from the business world for writing a resume.
Résumé examples, free cover letter examples, articles and advice on résumé writing.
Teacher Résumé Samples
A format and sample text for teacher résumés.