Lesson Plan of Short Notes


Lesson Plan of Short Notes for English

Grade VI, VII, and VIII

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Read short notes written for different purposes to write short notes of their own to friends and family members.

Information for Teachers

  • Reading sample notes will help students to know about the rules of writing their own notes. This also provides them with the format/layout of short notes so that they can fill in relevant personal information.

Short Notes for English

  • Short notes can be used for: sharing some exciting news, reminder, lost and found, announcing some important event, appreciation and gratitude.
  • Notes are different from letters.
  • Recap the concepts of capitalization of proper nouns, Names and pronunciation.
  • Sample short note format are provided at the end of the lesson plan.3

Short Notes for English

  • While teaching consult textbook at all steps wherein and whenever it is required.

Material/ Resources

Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, textbook


  • Ask the students following questions:
  1. Do you wish your friends and family members on their birthdays?
  2. Do you write notes for this purpose or send text messages, or make phone calls?
  3. How do you say thank you when somebody wishes you on your birthday or congratulates you on passing the exam?
  4. Do you say ‘get well soon’ to your friends or family members when they are not feel well?
  • Tell them what a note is and when do we write notes (see information for teachers).
  • Tell them that there are three parts of a note: Part one includes date and greetings. Part two consists of body/note and Part three has closing and signature or the first name.
  • Tell them that the above format is a rule but they can change it as well. They can write a one line note as well. For example:
  1. Many, many happy returns of the day!
  2. Get well soon my friend.
  3. Wish you good luck in exams.
  • Write the above lines on the writing board and ask the students to copy in their notebooks.


Activity 1

  • Write the following paragraph on the writing board.
  • I heard about your illness from a class fellow. I felt sad to know that. I am praying for your health. I hope that you get ell soon so that you could be able to attend school.
  • Ask the students to make a short note of the above paragraph in a single line. Ask them what they will say to the friend if they don`t have enough time. They have to say it in one single line, (Expected answer is ‘Get well soon’).
  • Ask the students to write the answer in their notebooks.
  • Move around to check students` work and appreciate the students who write the correct short note.
  • Ask those students to help the other students.

Activity 2

  • Write the conventional format of short notes on the writing board. (See introduction part)
  • Ask the students to write a note of thanks to a family member. Who gave you a birthday gift? A Ask them to follow the format which is written on the writing board.
  • Ask them to be careful about capitalization, pronunciation, spellings and grammar.
  • Help the students with this activity.

Activity 3

  • Divide the class into groups of five. Tell the students to write a note on lost and found. Ask half of the groups to write a note for a special item they have lost and ask the other half to write about a thing they have found, but don`t know whom it belongs to.
  • Remind the students to give all important details such as the description of the things lost/found, where it was lost/found, and whom to contact, name and contact information, etc.
  • The group writing about a lost item might even add a sentence or two on the importance of the item lost to them for emotional appeal.

Sum up/Conclusion

  • Ask following questions from the students to conclude the lesson:
  1. What is a short note?
  2. Whom can we write a note to?
  3. Why do we write notes?


  • Ask the students to exchange and check each other`s work (of activity 1 and 2) and give feedback.
  • Ask the students to make changes in their work in the light of feedback. Take round of the class to see what kind of feedback the students are giving each other. Help students whenever and wherein it is required.
  • Involve the students in solving the problems given in the exercise at the end of unit/chapter.

Follow up

  • Ask the students to make birthday, thank you, get well soon or ‘good luck in exam’ card for a friend or family member. Ask them to write a note on the card.


  • Divide the class into pairs and ask them to write each other a note wishing them good luck in the upcoming tests.

Sample Short Notes

January 20th , 2021

Dear Ms. Ayesha

I am writing to thank you for everything you did this semester to help me to preparing for college.

All the support you gave me, and helped me to get wherein I am today.



December 20, 2020

Dear Ahmad

I heard that you are sick. I`m sending you my best wishes to say.

Hope you get well soon!






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