This stimulating and informative lesson develops students’ skill in creating emails that precisely meet the needs of their audience and purpose. In particular, they gain an in-depth understanding of how emails should be structured, what information should be included within them, and what style they should be written in, in order to meet their audience and purpose.
Students follow a clear and logical learning journey, in which they:
-Understand when and where emails are an appropriate form of communication;
-Establish the structural features of emails;
-Work collaboratively to identify and analyse the content and language features in further model examples of emails;
-Understand how email features are influenced by the purpose and audience of the email;
-Create a success criteria for writing emails (although a ready-made success criteria is included);
-Write their own emails, using a helpsheet (if needed) and the techniques that they have learnt;
-Peer/self-assess their writing attempts.
There are enough resources here really for two lessons, including:
-Visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint;
-Email examples x 3
-Email purpose and audience sorting cards;
-Writing emails helpsheet;
-Structure of emails worksheet;
-Step-by-step lesson plan.
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