Email Etiquette - How to Write an Email Lesson, Activities, and Assignments

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Email Etiquette is an important skill for students to master, and these email writing lessons, activities, and assignments will teach your students everything they need to know about how to write an email! Students will learn everything they need to know about the common email conventions, email mechanics, the parts of a professional email, and much more.

Beyond obtaining a wealth of practical tips for writing emails that sound professional and that serve a direct purpose, students will also complete a variety of fun email etiquette activities that will help them to hone their skills before practicing writing an email of their own. This substantial email writing resource provides everything you need to teach email etiquette in your classroom.

What's included in this Email Etiquette resource: 

➡️ Email Etiquette Slideshow Lesson: This 38-slide presentation will guide you through all elements of the lesson to teach students how to write an email. The presentation includes discussion questions, tips for how to write an email, email mechanics, the main parts of a professional email, and much much more

➡️ Email Etiquette Student Reference: This handout summarizes the content from the presentation for students and explains what email etiquette is and why it is essential. It also breaks down the four parts of an email with a detailed example.

➡️ Email Writing Tips Reference: This email etiquette handout explains 10 practical tips for how to write an emails that are appropriate, professional, and effective.

➡️ Email Sorting Activity: For this activity, students will be given task cards with sample sentences from emails, and they will need to categorize them according to whether they are “ready to send” or “not ready to send” to reveal two mystery words. 

➡️ Email Etiquette Edit Activity: Students will be given a draft of an email that they will need to edit using what they have learned from the lesson. 

➡️ Email Analysis Activity: Students will circulate to different stations in a small groups and read various emails on task cards. They will jot down their thoughts on improving each email using provided graphic organizers.

➡️ Email Etiquette Rewrite: Students will rewrite a sample email to a teacher that is not yet ready to be sent for a variety of reasons using their knowledge of proper email etiquette.

➡️ Email Writing Checklist: This convenient checklist will help students with checking their own emails for errors and help them improve their email etiquette and professionalism. 

➡️ Writing an Email Final Assignment: Students will use the email topic prompt task cards to write an email of their own to their teacher, applying all the skills they have learned from the lesson. 

What teachers are saying about this email etiquette resource:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My students definitely need assistance with writing appropriate emails. This is such an important life skill. Thank you for creating this engaging resource!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was a great resource for my Learners to use to practice writing emails. It will greatly improve their reading and writing language proficiencies and give them practice with a real world skill. Thank you!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Our provincial testing shifted from having ELA 9 students write business letters to having them write business emails. This resource helped clarify digital technology for students who are used to using text speak and emojis and helped them develop the skills needed for their exam in May.

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