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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Audience, Purpose, and Language Use in Electronic Messages
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Minilesson|
|Estimated Time||50 minutes|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Computer with projection screen, or overhead projector
- Computer lab for students’ use (optional)
- Internet Abbreviations and Shortcuts or the Expanded Internet Abbreviations and Shortcuts
- Sample E-mail Message
- Electronic Messages Rubric
- Make copies of the Internet Abbreviations and Shortcuts, or the Expanded version. You may also want to consult this online glossary for additional abbreviations. Be sure to check this list for any abbreviations that are inappropriate for your classroom community.
- Make copies of the sample e-mail message, or create your own document that requires a formal tone but instead relies primarily on Internet abbreviations.
- Make copies of the Electronic Messages Rubric.
- If e-mailing is allowed in the school, prepare an e-mail address where students can send their documents.