Parts of a Letter

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Parts of a Letter

A great visual for how to remember the parts of a letter.  Main parts include:  header, greeting, body, and closing.

A letter usually includes the following parts:

  • The heading of the letter usually includes the address and date at the top of the letter.
  • The greeting is the opening like Dear Mom followed by a comma for a friendly letter or a colon for a business letter.
  • The body is the heart of the letter. This is where you write your message. Remember to keep your writing clear and easy to read. Write for your reader!
  • The closing is the ending of your letter. Sign your name at the end of the letter under a closing word such as Sincerely followed by a comma.

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