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6th Grade Formal Email Lesson

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1. Slide
60 seconds
Mr. Whaley's Class - 10/18/23
Mr. Huntington
2. Drawings
420 seconds
Illustrate a colorful email tree showcasing the six elements of a formal email.
3. Word cloud
120 seconds
How would you describe formal email writing in a few words?
4. Slide
60 seconds
How to Write a Formal Email to Your Teacher
Start with a polite salutation. Ex: 'Dear Mr. Huntington.' Be concise and clear in your message. Include the purpose of the email in the first sentence. End with a polite closing. Ex: 'Sincerely, [Your Name]'
5. Slide
60 seconds
Did you know?
It's important to use the same tone in an email as you would in an in-person conversation with your teacher. Always remember to include a meaningful subject line so that your teacher can easily identify the purpose of your email. When addressing a teacher, make sure to use their full name or their last name with the appropriate title, such as Mr. or Mrs. Email is NOT TEXT - email = formal, texting = informal.
6. Slide
60 seconds
7. Open question
300 seconds
What type of information should you include in a formal email to your teacher?
8. Open question
300 seconds
What is the best way to address your teacher in a formal email?
9. Open question
300 seconds
How can you make sure your email is professional and respectful?
10. Poll
60 seconds
What is an appropriate greeting to use when addressing your teacher in a formal email?
  • Hey Teacher
  • Hi
  • Dear Mr./Ms. [Last Name]
11. Poll
60 seconds
Which of the following is not important to include in the subject line of a formal email to your teacher?
  • Your favorite color
  • The class or subject you are writing about
  • The purpose of the email
12. Drawings
720 seconds
In pairs: Select one task
Question: You are a 5th grade student and need to write an email to all of your teachers letting them know you'll be on vacation for a week. How do you do it?
Use the 6 email etiquette guidelines Start the email by introducing yourself and the purpose of your email. Be clear and concise with your message and use proper grammar and spelling.
A: Write a draft of the email as a pair using the tools in Curipod - you have ten minutes before we share out. Practice makes perfect!
13. Poll
60 seconds
How should you address your teacher throughout the body of the formal email?
  • Using a nickname
  • Using their first name
  • Using their last name (e.g., Mr./Ms. [Last Name])
14. Poll
60 seconds
What should you do before sending a formal email to your teacher?
  • Include jokes and memes
  • Use lots of emojis
  • Proofread for grammar and spelling errors
15. Poll
60 seconds
What is an appropriate way to end a formal email to your teacher?
  • From, Your BFF
  • Sincerely, [Your Full Name]
  • Bye!
16. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: What are the three key elements you should include in a formal email to your teacher?
17. Slide
60 seconds
18. Slide
60 seconds
19. Slide
60 seconds
To end class...
Did you send your formal email (it will be graded!) Did you complete the document making sure you were proficient in each category on GC? If you did - let's play Gimkit!! For next class - we will learn how to make an infographic in Canva!

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