Business Communications

Effective E-Mail Made E-Z
Team up with 2-3 Students and
Share a Textbook
• Page through the entire short textbook and note important sections
on a sheet of paper
• Note each section has a goal, samples for you to see, and a checklist
at the end to confirm you found the important points.
• Chapter 1 (example)
Goal: Understand what practices make up an e-mail policy.
3 Keys listed
10 Practices
A sample email policy (explained)
Comments on Disclaimer Statements
Does Somerset District have any disclaimers? What is it?
• Considering the above, write up thoughts on our classroom email
policy – and yes, we have an assignment that requires several
exchanges. Write a concise policy together on your paper and turn
it in (include all your names on the sheet)
Chapters 2-9
• Jigsaw Activity in groups of 2-3
• Divide into seven small groups
• Read your chapter noting
• Important points to share with the class
• New information
• Anything unique to email
• Present your findings to the class
… yes, today
Chapter 10: E-Mail Samples
• Let’s read these aloud
Activities: Page 86-109
Look through the activities and pick 8 of the 19 that would be
most beneficial to your learning as an individual, note these on a
piece of paper.
With your small group to create a venn diagram showing which
activities everyone chose vs activities chose individually. Refer
to the activities by number
Email Project
Over the next several weeks, you will
correspond with your teachers or a working
adult using email (at least 5 exchanges
needed) – you may already do this – but
this assignment will
• require you to follow our class policies
• ensure the emails generate a response
• forward the dialog to Ms. H by the due
Assignment details
Forward each email to MsH with a summary of:
• How you focused your message (refer to p. 19)
• How the email was organized (refer to p. 25)
• What type of voice you chose (refer to p. 33)
• Describe how you deliberately chose Words (refer to p.
41), for example, were any of your words from p. 4546?
• Tell me about your transitions or list several examples
you used (refer to p. 52)
• Lastly, tell me if the exchange resulted in a response
that also followed the guidelines we learned (assuming
the exchange was not with a classmate or me)
Any Questions?
I hope you enjoy learning more about using email effectively 