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ERIC Number: ED309413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
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Powerful Letter Writing: Students Discover the Power of the Pen(cil).
Neuhauser, Sandra P.
Students can better experience the impact of written words by the response of a real audience. This paper describes a letter-writing activity for sixth graders in which the students first identified and discussed real-life happenings which had caused disappointments with companies that had produced faulty items. They then obtained all the pertinent information on the product, when it was purchased, and a list of grievances and/or praise. Following instruction regarding business letter form, the students wrote actual letters to the companies. Photocopies of replies from manufacturers were kept on exhibit in a binder, showing the "power of the pen" through salutations to students and offerings of coupons, refunds, exchanges and complimentary items. Those students who received no response wrote a second letter with a reference to their unsuccessful first attempt. All second letters received replies. (KEH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A