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Formatting Business Documents

Practice Lessons for Word Processing Applications

Students practice formatting the most common business documents using any word processing application.


Using word processing software, the lessons in this book provide students with the guidelines for formatting 16 of the most common and essential documents used in today's business world.

Using real-world scenarios, students will learn the importance of how writing effectively and formatting documents properly is an essential ingredient to the success of their professional growth. From resumes, cover letters, and memos, Formatting Business Documents is a staple resource and learning tool for every student.

  • Use with any word processing application (MS Word, Google Docs, Pages, etc.).
  • Covers 16 essential business documents Practice lessons with written & performance assessments (Assessments available separately).
  • Visual illustrations of proper document format Designed with teen-based content for maximum interest level.
  • Aligned with NBEA (National Business Education Standards) Cross-curriculum themes and technical writing for Common Core Standards inclusion Designed for secondary level students.
Table of Contents

Includes the following projects (optional assessments available):

  1. Memo
  2. Block Style Business Letter
  3. Modified Block Style Letter
  4. Personal Business Letter
  5. Envelope
  6. Business Letterhead
  7. News Release
  8. Resume
  9. Cover Letter
  10. Outline
  11. MLA Style Report
  12. Works Cited Page
  13. Agenda
  14. E-mail
  15. Table of Contents
  16. Meeting Minutes
Topics & Themes

Each document includes content focused on topics and themes students will instantly connect with.

Sample topics and document themes include:

  • School policy memo
  • Backstage concert pass letter
  • Celebrity business letter
  • Personal business letter
  • Product complaint letter
  • Teacher letter of recommendation request
  • Letterhead for student’s dream business
  • Creating a resume and cover letter for a fictional character
  • Outline MLA report on cyberspace
  • Agenda for a school assembly
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of e-mail etiquette
  • And more!
Companion Site Resources

MyCompanionSite.com is the online resource for B.E. Publishing’s CTE titles. Resources for Learn-by-Doing: Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2016 include:

  • Curriculum Guide
  • Lesson Answer Keys
  • Written and Performance Assessments and Answer Keys
  • Student Progress Checklist
  • Certificate of Completion


Digital eBook and Standards

5 Yr./Transferable License: eBook is provided in digital format. One eBook license is required per student per school year. Licenses are transferable from school year to school year for a period of five years.

Formatting Business Documents Standards aligned to:

Virginia: Keyboarding Applications, Keyboarding (Secondary)


Click here to view state adoption details for this (and other) titles.


Grade: 6-8, 9-12

Textbook (Min. 10) (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-934422-50-2
Author: Joy Tavano
© 2013
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 80
Print Color: BW
Binding: Spiral Bound

Digital eBook (5 Yr./Transferable Lic.) (Min. 10)
ISBN: 978-1-626892-66-8
Author: Joy Tavano
© 2013
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Print Color: Full Color

Print + Digital eBook (5 Yr./Transferable Lic.) (Min. 10)
ISBN: 978-1-626893-76-4
Author: Joy Tavano
© 2013
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 80
Print Color: BW

Online Instructor License (5 Yr. Access Per Lic.) (Website)
ISBN: 978-1-626893-99-3
Author: Joy Tavano
© 2013

Item # Title Media Price Qty.
TB-FBD-WB Textbook (Min. 10) Print $41.95
TB-FBD-EB Digital eBook (5 Yr./Transferable Lic.) (Min. 10) N/A $41.95
PP-FBD Print + Digital eBook (5 Yr./Transferable Lic.) (Min. 10) N/A $54.95
TB-FBD-TG-WS Online Instructor License (5 Yr. Access Per Lic.) Website $449.95
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