Sample E-mail for Daily Oral Language Assignments


Summer is upon us! Since about 90% of my readers are teachers, I may decide to take a break from English Emporium (or just post once a month during the summer). That way nobody’s in-boxes are overloaded when they return to school in the fall.

But before I go, I have one more handout I want to share with you. This is the Katy Perry e-mail assignment that I talked about in last week’s post.

Here’s how you use it: make photocopies of this e-mail for each of your students, and ask them to correct it using proofreading symbols and editorial comments (arrows, explanations written in the margin, et cetera). Then correct it just as you would any other Daily Oral Language assignment.

Here’s my Katy Perry e-mail Daily Oral Language assignment page:

Sample DOL handouts for e-mail and letter writing practice

Image: iClipart

Please note that the subject heading says “Chicken Soup Tastes Yummy”, which has nothing to do with the content of the e-mail. It will, of course, need to be changed. Another problem that isn’t immediately apparent is the fact that indenting paragraphs is next to impossible in an e-mail, so students will have to fix that too.

Have a fantastic summer, everyone. I’ll be back in the fall if not sooner! 🙂


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