Lesson Plan of Reply to Informal Letter

Lesson Plan of Reply to Informal Letter

Subject English

Grade V

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Write a reply to a short informal letter from friends and family members.

Information for Teachers

  • An informal letter has five parts:

Reply to informal letter

  • The Heading includes the return address and the date, for example:

411 New Satellite Town

Baghdad –ul-Jadeed Bahawalpur

22 Jun 2022.

  • The Greeting or salutations means “Hello”/ Assalam-o-Alikum, Dear Amin, (All of the words used for greetings usually start with capital letters).
  • The Body has the message of the letter.
  • Closing means “Goodbye”, your friend, etc. Capitalize the first letter of the first word in the closing.
  • In Signature write your name.
  • An informal letter has five parts.
  • In informal letters, day to day language is used.
  • In formal letters, contractions can be used.
  • Notes and letters are usually written for invitations, sending reminders, saying thanks, asking permission, wishing get well soon, etc.

Reply to informal letter

  • While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult the textbook.

Material / Resources

Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, picture in the end of the lesson

Introduction

  • Brainstorm with students the different ways we have for written communication (Letters, emails, text messages).

Reply to informal letter

  • Ask the students when they get any letter from their friends and family members and how do they reply.
  • Ask them how the letter begins and ends.
  • Ask them to tell the five parts of a letter.

Development

Activity 1

  • Write the following letter on the writing board. Please follow the same layout of the letter.
  • Ask the students to read the following letter in pairs and label the five parts of letter.
  • Monitor and help the students. I

Reply to informal letter

  • Once they have done the activity, ask the students to tell what the letter is about.

Activity 2

  • Tell the students to write a similar note to a friend on a separate paper.
  • Tell them to be careful about the capitalization and layout of the letter.
  • Monitor and help the students while they are writing in pairs.
  • When they complete the activity, write the checklist on the board and ask the students to check each other`s work to make sure that the date and address are written properly, that the closing of the letter is proper too.

Activity 3

  • Ask the students to put their notebooks on teacher`s table.
  • Shuffle the copies and ask students to come and pick one letter from the teacher`s table and open and read it.
  • Ask the students to write a reply to the letter which they have picked from the table.
  • Tell the students to write heading (Address & date), greetings, body/note of the letter, closing, and signature in their letter.
  • Monitor and help the students.

Sum up / Conclusion

  • Ask the students to tell the conventions of letter writing.
  • Ask the students to check their work to make sure that the rules have been followed, and that punctuation is used properly.
  • Ask students to read out their letters.

Assessment

  • Check students` notebooks to see if the rules of writing a letter have been followed.
  • Check students` notebooks to see if the main body has proper information and it is interesting.
  • Involve the students in solving problem related to letter writing given in the exercise of the textbook.

Follow up

  • Ask the students to write a reply to the letter they have received from their friend. Provide the students a letter so that the students may reply to that letter.

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