The lesson introduces students to the characteristics of formal and informal writing, the appropriateness of each, and their differences. Because of texting, emails, and other technology shortcuts today, many students may not be aware of the necessity to write formal essays, articles, letters and other types of writing. The lesson can also be used in conjunction with a lesson related to public speaking, oral reports, etc. Students can recognize the times when it is necessary to speak formally versus informally as well.
Formal vs. Informal Writing Lesson Plan Includes:
- Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
- Instructional Content Pages about Formal vs. Informal Writing
- Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying and using Formal vs. Informal Writing
- Answer Keys
- Common Core State Standards
- Many Additional Links and Resources
- Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
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