Introduction: Students often struggle to realize the difference nuances of various forms of communication. They often use informal language when they should use formal and misunderstand basic rules of decorum. This is lesson asks students to explore the issues relating to questions often raised as they advance through each grade level:
- Using your chromebook or handout, Students will read and research the following online links on the difference between formal and informal email correspondence: Please review both online links and videos and read all assigned readings. Students should log on during April vacation and have 5 days after April vacation to complete the assignment (April 27th). The Blizzard Bag assignment can be located on your chromebook under called “Blizzard Bags.”
- Review the videos below to understand the difference between formal and informal email writing. There are many other additional links to review on how to write appropriate emails, the second video below is how to open and end a business email for formal and informal. Please review the videos below.
- Students will write a formal email using the knowledge they learned through the online video and/or handout to your first period teacher and cc: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Clicking on this text will open your mail program). Students will use the appropriate subject line, greeting, body of the email, and sign off. Students will write a three-paragraph email to answer the following questions depending on grade level.