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1 Common Forms of Technical Writing

2 Personal An easy way to show someone your appreciation Business

3  Letters and notes contain the following basic elements:  The Greeting Formal: Dear Uncle Jim, Dear Mr. Watkins, Informal: Hi Joe, Hey Grandma!  The Body An appropriate amount of applicable information  The Closing Formal: Sincerely,With Much Appreciation, Informal: Hugs,Love,  The Signature Your Name signed legibly


5 The following slides should give you some ideas for writing notes.

6 Dear ________, Thank you so much for the __________________. It was very thoughtful. I'll think of you every time I (see it/ use it/ wear it). It was so nice of you to come to my party. Having the support of family and friends is very important to me. It was a special day and you are a special friend. Keep in touch! Sincerely,

7 Dear _______, Thank you so much for your generous gift of money. Your support will help me buy the new _______________ I've been saving for. Money can't buy happiness...but it sure helps! With much appreciation,

8 Add any of these where appropriate after thanking the recipient for the gift:  You have superb taste and now I have a sample of it!  I enjoyed meeting you. My parents have talked about you for years.  Thank you for thinking of me.  Thank you for being there when I needed you!

9  I am very grateful for the support I have received from family over the years.  You’ve always been my favorite Aunt.  Thank you also for helping at the party.  Call me for babysitting!  I hope we get to see you this summer.  I look forward to seeing you at our next family get-together.

10  It was so cool that you made the trip for my big day. It really means a lot to me that you would travel so far.  If I ever have the chance, I'll visit you in (their city). For those who were not able to attend the event:  I'm sorry you were not able to join us for the _______. I missed you. However, your support is greatly appreciated.

11  You have made a big difference in my life. Keep up the good work.  Having you as a teacher/coach made such a big difference in my years at (school name).  I'll try to keep up the good study habits.  You will always be my favorite teacher/coach.  Thank you for being such a great teacher/coach.  I've really enjoyed playing (sport name).  You're a great inspiration!

12  Thank you for the pink (or other color, design, etc.) sweater, but you know I don’t like pink (or other color, design, etc.)  I’m sorry you didn’t have a good time at my party.  It’s too bad you were too busy to take time to attend the party.  I can’t really use your gift for myself, but I’ll be sure to pass it on to someone who will enjoy it.  It was good to see you--it’s been a long time. You look a LOT older!

13  It’s just too bad that dead Uncle Phil couldn’t be around to attend the party.  I’m glad you came to the party and I’m really glad we had those sausages/meatballs/cakes you liked. You sure enjoyed them, didn’t you?  Thanks for the money. I was really expecting more from you since you’re so rich, but I guess times are tough for everyone.

14  Think of a person who has recently done something nice for you, and write that person a Thank You note.  Ideas: parent, grandparent, neighbor, friend, carpool driver, bus driver, teacher, coach, etc.  Draft your note in your notebook (p.32) first. Edit and revise it, then copy the corrected version onto your note card.  See the rubric for required components.  Add drawings, stickers, clip art, etc. to give the card color and appeal.  Due no later than Tuesday, October 11 th  I will happily deliver any teacher notes… ELA6W1, ELA6W2 (Technical), ELA6W4, ELA6C1

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