When you get to middle school, you are taking your first step into being more independent. Mommy and Daddy aren’t going to email your teachers anymore, you have to do it yourself. So, in this post, I will be going over how to email your middle school teacher the right way. I learned most of these tactics from my English teacher so, when you are writing an email, make sure that it is an email that your parents would be proud of AND your English teacher would be proud of. This includes:
- Checking for spelling-Read the email over a few times to make sure that everything you said makes sense.
- NO TEXT LANGUAGE- Yes, that means no u instead of you and no thx instead of thanks.
- Make it formal-Don’t use words like “stuff” or “whatever”. Use “big kid” words and make sure you know what the words MEAN!
- Be specific-Make sure that the question you are asking is clear and well stated. If the teacher can’t understand your question, they can’t answer it!
- Use the subject box wisely-When writing the subject for your email, make sure that it is something related to the question. For example, if you had a question about the Life Science Chapter 15 homework questions #1-4, you would type in the box,”Life Science Chapter 15 homework questions #1-4,’’ so that the teacher knows when she opens the email what you have a question about.
- Include your name-State your first and last name and the period you have the class.
Now that you know some key things that go into an email to your teacher, here is an example template that you can use for writing a perfect email:
Dear (Teacher’s name),
Hello, this is (first and last name) from your (period #) (class name). I have (# of questions that you have) about the (homework/assignment) that was assigned (date homework was assigned). (State your question or questions)? Thank you for taking the time to read this email and answer my question(s).
(First and last name, period)
NOTICE!: IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR THINGS YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO WRITE ABOUT, PLEASE COMMENT! I LOVE READING COMMENTS!