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.