Lesson Plan of Reply to Informal Letter
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:
- 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.
- 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
- Brainstorm with students the different ways we have for written communication (Letters, emails, text messages).
- 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.
- 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
- Once they have done the activity, ask the students to tell what the letter is about.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.