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Lesson Plan

Audience, Purpose, and Language Use in Electronic Messages

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Audience, Purpose, and Language Use in Electronic Messages

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Minilesson
Estimated Time 50 minutes
Lesson Author
Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Materials and Technology

Printouts

Websites

Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Computer with projection screen, or overhead projector

  • Computer lab for students’ use (optional)

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PRINTOUTS

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WEBSITES

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PREPARATION

  • 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.

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