You have all used email and texting...and sometimes the two are mixed up. There are expectations for email that are very different from texts. We will explore tips for a proper email. We will create or use an existing gmail account and practice creating and sending an email. Completing an email that meets the expectations outlined in the assignment will be your demonstration of mastering email skills.

Our first step is a team project exploring email tips.

  1. Step 1: Select a partner and conduct some research.
    1. Open a browser and go to: 101emailetiquettetips.com
    2. Individually read “Sending emails” section
      • Turn to a partner and share two (2) things that stood out to you, ie: Really….people do that…., or I didn’t know that ……, etc.
      • Two or three students, selected by the teacher, will share with the class
  2. Individually read “Formatting emails” section
    • Pick one (1) formatting tip you think is very important
    • Share with your partner why you think it is important
    • Two or three students, selected by the teacher, will share with the class
  3. Choral reading “Email Forwarding”
    1. Share any personal thoughts about email forwarding
  4. Choral reading “Email & Perception, Privacy & Copyright"
    1. What was new to you in this section or something you did not know or understand?
    2. Share with your partner & discuss
    3. Ask any questions & discuss as a class

Our next step is a team project exploring email tips.

  1. You and your partner are working for a company. The boss has given you the task to help solve a problem with terrible emails throughout the company. Your assignment is to create a “Top 10 Email Tips” document for all employees.
    • Select what you think are the most important 10 tips from the list we reviewed
    • Create a WORD document titled “Top 10 Email Tips” by ______ and ______
    • Save your document as: emailtips-name.name (name is the names of the partners)
    • Turn in your document on the coursework folder under your class period in the turn-in folder…Email Tips

Our final step is creating & sending some emails.

  1. Remember these KEYS for an effective email:
    • No ‘text shorthand’
    • Proper English grammar
    • Complete sentences
    • Use professional language
    • Use a proper greeting and closing

  2. Log-in to you Google email.

  3. Compose an email to a Future Freshman
    • Click "Compose" and enter the TO address: scotscsteach@gmail.com
    • Create a subject line: Per ? Freshman Advice.
    • Click in the body section and create the body of the email. Give three (3) pieces of advice to help them be successful when they come to McKay next year.
    • Your email should be at least three (3) short paragraphs
      1. Opening
      2. Body (you may have a paragraph for each piece of advice or group them in one)
      3. Closing
    • Be sure to spell check your email & check it for grammar and spelling errors
    • Click "Send" to send the email.

  4. Finally, compose and send an email to a teacher
    • Click "Compose and enter the email address of the teacher. If you need help, let Mr. Garner know.
    • In the CC section - Type Mr. Garner's email address: scotscsteach@gmail.com
    • In the subject line, enter something that connects to your message (Grade check, Help needed with Assignment ___, Thanks, Etc.)
    • In the body section, start with a short opening/greeting, then complete your email. You can select one of the following options:
      1. Grade check (overall grade or the grade for a specific assignment)
      2. Request help with an assignment.
      3. Say Thanks for help received.
    • Your email should be at least three (3) short paragraphs
      1. Opening/Greeting
      2. Body
      3. Closing & 'signature' (your name)
    • Be sure to spell check your email & check it for grammar and spelling errors
    • Send the email

Enrichment Activity - Extra Credit

This activity is a challenge for you to impact the future by making your voice heard. You have 2 options, or you could choose both.



Hopefully you now have a better grasp of how to use email in your daily life. Let's move to our next section..