Using email in teaching and learning
Writing for a purpose and for a different audience is very important for a child. The thought that another person, perhaps thousands of miles away, can be sent an electronic letter which can be received in less than a minute, is a very powerful experience for most people.
Underlying the idea of communicating information is the need to consider purpose and audience. For example, a children’s party invitation must include details of the date, time and place, but it must look fun and inviting. These elements will influence decisions about layout, typefaces, graphics, colours etc. Children will therefore need to analyse existing genres of writing in order to make appropriate choices when creating their own texts from different genre.
Look here to find out some activities involving the use of E-Mail in the classroom.
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