ERIC Number: ED181463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
All About Letters.
Post Office Dept., Washington, DC.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
This booklet, designed to promote the letter writing habit, provides information about writing letters in a variety of situations. It is divided into several short sections with illustrations. Reasons to write letters and postcards are offered by several authors and celebrites including Stevie Wonder, Darryl Stingley, and "Dear Abby." Addresses for pen pal organizations are provided, and places to write for celebrity addresses are suggested. Tips on writing letters are given on the following topics: writing about consumer problems, writing and applying to colleges, writing letters of job application, writing letters to the editor, writing for information of all types and writing to government representatives. Many sources for addresses and hints on how to address mail properly are provided. Address abbreviations and an explanation of the ZIP code are also included. The last section, a student's guide to postal services and products, explains classes of mail, speed of delivery of different types of mail, how to send valuables through the mail, packaging, and various proofs of mailing and delivery. (MKM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Language Arts, Letters (Correspondence), Motivation Techniques, Resource Materials, Writing Skills
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 01135, $1.50 single copies; 20 or more $0.75; Orders must be prepaid)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Post Office Dept., Washington, DC.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.