Writing from Catalogues
In December, I request that students and staff members bring in any holiday catalogues they usually discard (except for Victoria’s Secret). The class then enjoys our review of the business letter format by going on an imaginary $500 shopping spree for friends and family.
They use catalogues and write business letters, requesting item using the correct numbers, adding appropriate shipping expenses, choosing the payment method, and including delivery instructions as specified in each catalogue. They use the business letter format, include columns, and compute the correct amounts. I find it interesting and fun to watch them “shop” and always enjoy this assignment.