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In the last video, you wrote a text to a friend and a text to an adult about the same thing, but adjusted your writing for each.

In this video, you will write a more formal message - sharing the same information - in an email to your teacher.

Many email applications ask for the subject line first.

In this lesson, you will create your subject line after you’ve completed your message.

That way, you will be able to better promote the content in your subject line.

Start your email with a greeting.

It is where you indicate who your message is for.

The greeting you choose should fit your recipient - in this case, your teacher.

Be sure to use your teacher’s title.

Using a title is more formal and shows respect.

Add bullets to your document to organize the parts of your email.

Next, you will write the body of the email.

This is the main part of your message.

In a personal email or text, you might use abbreviations, incomplete sentences, and emojis to show how you’re feeling.

In a more formal email - like an email to your teacher - it’s important to use complete sentences and proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Write the body of your email.

After the body of the message, add a closing.

The closing should be followed with your name.

Because you know your teacher, you can sign with just your first name.

Finally, you will add a subject line.

It communicates the main point of your message, so the person receiving the email knows what to expect when they open the email.

A clear and direct subject line also helps your message stand out in a long list of emails in someone’s inbox.


  1. Write an email to your teacher.