activity you use the Letter Wizard in Word to write a letter. After
a reading unit, students choose a favorite author. Once students
have chosen an author, explain to the students that they will be
writing a letter to the author. Lead a discussion about things that
should be included in the letter --for example, two reasons why the
student liked the book, at least one question about the book, and
reasons why the author should write another book. Then talk about
the different parts of a letter such as the salutation, body, and
closing. Then students use Word to write their letters.
Start Microsoft Word, and make sure a new, blank document is open.
On the Letters & Faxes tab, click Letter Wizard, then
On the Office Assistant menu, click Send one letter.
In step 1 of 4 of the Letter Wizard, make sure the Date line
box is selected. In this step, you can choose your design and style.
Leave the design as (current) and the style as Full block.
In step 2 of 4, enter the recipient's name and address. Choose the
salutation by clicking Formal and selecting one from the list, if
you like. Click Next.
In step 3 of 4, add other elements, if you like. Click Next.
In step 4 of 4, enter the sender's name and address. Specify the
closing for the letter by clicking in the boxes under Closing and
entering the text you want to include. Click Finish.
Select the body of the letter and begin typing.
When you're finished typing the letter, be sure to run the spelling
checker, save the letter, and print it!