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2011 English9 Unit5

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Fri, Jan 27



  • Coat of arms
  • Letter to king 

HMWK: n/a

TODAY: Coats of arms and letters to king reviewed


Sharing of coats of arms


Thu, Jan 26


DUE: n/a

HMWK: Complete letter to king and coat of arms design - due TOMORROW

TODAY: English vocab quiz


Vocab quiz


Wed, Jan  25


DUE: n/a


  • Work on letter and/or coat of arms - due FRI
  • Review vocabulary from the term for QUIZ 

TODAY: Day two in computer lab


Work in computer lab on:

  • Coat of arms design
  • Letter to king (to accompany the coat of arms design) 


Helpful links for this project:

Tue, Jan 24


DUE: By end of period: Business letter template changed to your content and saved in student folder

HMWK: Continue working on your design - due FRI with letter to king

TODAY: In computer lab for work on coat of arms design AND business letter to king


Click here for the scoring guides on the coat of arms and business letter


Coat of Arms – Letter to the King

Business Letter Format (retrieved 1/24/12 Online from Writing@CSU)


Click here for a template to begin your business letter (.doc) 

Click here for a sample modified block style business letter (.pdf)

Click here for a sample letter to the king


Letters not on company letterhead stationery are written in a modified block style with the heading, date and complimentary close left justified to the center line and the inside address, salutation and body justified to the left margin. The elements of a business letter are:


The heading (sender’s return address)

  • The heading is also the return address to which the recipient will refer when sending a response.
  • The writer's name is not included in the heading, as it is appears in the complimentary close at the end of the letter. It should include only the street, city, state and zip code of the letter writer. Identifying words such as Avenue, Circle, Court, Drive, and Street should be spelled out rather than abbreviated. Doing so reduces the chances of a response being sent to an incorrect address.
  • The state name can be either spelled out or abbreviated in upper case letters according to U.S. Postal Service guidelines.

The date

  • The date a letter is written should be placed below the writer's return address information. It is the final component in the heading of a business letter.

The inside address (recipient’s address)

  • The inside address contains the mailing information belonging to the recipient and should be justified to the left margin of the letter and placed two spaces below the date (for very short letters four spaces is acceptable).
  • As in the heading, the inside address includes the street, city, state and zip code of the recipient, all of which should be placed below the name of the business or organization to whom the letter is being written. Identifying words such as Avenue, Circle, Court, Drive, and Street should be spelled out rather than abbreviated.

The salutation (greeting)

  • The salutation is a greeting. Its placement belongs two spaces below the inside address and always justified to the left margin of the letter. It should include the title and full name of the recipient, followed by a colon.
  • Customarily the salutation begins with Dear, followed by a title such as Mr., Ms., Mrs., however, when the writer is on a first name basis with the recipient, that formality can be dropped in favor of a first name.
  • The titles Mr., Ms., Mrs., and Dr. are always abbreviated. Other titles, such as Professor and Senator are never abbreviated. Regardless of marital status women should always be addressed as Ms.-the only exception being when the recipient has personally expressed a desire to be addressed otherwise (Miss or Mrs.).

The body (main text)

  • Begin the body of a business letter two spaces below the salutation or attention-getting device. Each paragraph should be single-spaced and justified to the left margin of the page with a double space separating each paragraph.

The complimentary close (with signature)

  • The complimentary close is placed two spaces below the last line of a letter's body.
  • Customary expressions used to close a formal business letter include Thank you, Sincerely, Sincerely yours, and Yours truly. Less formal expressions such as Regards, Best regards, and Best wishes should be used only when the writer is addressing a business associate that is also a friend.
  • When the expression contains two words, such as Thank you, only the first word receives an initial upper case letter
  • A comma follows all forms of a complimentary close.
  • Allow four spaces between the complimentary close and the typed version of the writer's full name. The space between is reserved for a handwritten signature. The writer's job position or title should appear directly below his or her name.
  • The writer's signature should be identical to the printed version except in those situations where the recipient is also a friend, in which case a first name only is fine.

The notation (extra notes)

  • A number of situations call for a business letter to be marked with notations signifying those situations. These notations should be placed two spaces below the position or title line following the writer's printed signature.
  • When a letter references one or more documents that are enclosed by the writer for the recipient, the enclosure is noted in one of the following ways:
    • Enclosure: Coat of arms design proposal
    • Enclosures (5)
    • Enc. (Encs.)


Coat of Arms Design/Symbol Project 


Helpful links for this project:


More web-based help:

  • Use Google, Bing, or other search engine to research symbols in HERALDRY
    • Colors
    • Animals
    • Objects
    • Designs


Mon, Jan 23


DUE: n/a

HMWK: Think about symbols/designs for your coat of arms

TODAY: Review of symbols, symbolism, coat of arms design assignment


ANNOUNCEMENT: No semester cumulative final exam. Instead, Thurs. quiz on English vocabulary (like plot, protagonist, rising action, irony, theme, etc.)


Review of symbolism: Focus on animals and their meanings


Introduction to coat of arms design assignment

Draft/ideas handout (table)

Web site for a coat of arms template (pdf)


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