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 ariedl@rsd7.net

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.



Example Emails


EMAIL TO A TEACHER


To: ARiedl@rsd7.net

From: 123456@students.rsd7.net

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.

Sincerely,

6th Grade Student


EMAIL TO ANOTHER ADULT


To: robertwhite@nayapdx.org

From: 345678@students.rsd7.net

Subject: American Indian & Alaskan Native Heritage Month


Hello Robert,

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?

Sincerely,

8th Grade Student