How To Email A Teacher / Adult
Writing A Respectful Email
Writing an email to a teacher is different than writing a message to a friend. Emails should be written in a more formal way, with respect and dignity like a handwritten letter. This is a guide to help you know how to write an email to your teacher or another adult.
HEADING OF EMAIL
To: Type email address of the teacher.
For example, Mr. Riedl's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Make it short and use keywords.
For example, if your email is about your Science missing work, then write "Science Missing Work " for the subject. Don't write "Hi" or "Sup."
BODY OF EMAIL
Greeting: Start with a proper greeting.
For example, write "Hi Mr. Riedl," or "Good morning, Mr. Riedl," as if you were speaking to them in person.
Body of email: The body of the message should contain complete sentences.
Use spellcheck with words that are misspelled (usually identified with a dotted red underline), do your best with correct punctuation, and avoid texting language (don't write: can u plz, lol, thx).
Closing of email: Use a proper closing.
Pick an appropriate ending to your email, such as "Sincerely," "Your student," or something similar, and then write your name.
EMAIL TO A TEACHER
Subject: My Science Grade
Hi Mr. Riedl,
How are you? I have a question about my Unit 2 Packet
because StudentVUE says it is missing. I didn't find it in the
No Name Basket, but can I redo it so I can improve my
science grade? Thank you very much.
6th Grade Student
EMAIL TO ANOTHER ADULT
Subject: American Indian & Alaskan Native Heritage Month
I am an 8th grader at H.B. Lee Middle School, and I am in
the Digital Media Leadership class. We do a student news
show at our school, and we are doing a video segment about
American Indian & Alaskan Native Heritage Month. Can you
please help us and answer a few questions about this topic?
8th Grade Student