Features of Informal and Formal Letters (Primary 5 and 6)

Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

ENGLISH STUDIES 

GRAMMAR

FIRST TERM/PRIMARY 5/WEEK 2 – FEATURES OF FORMAL AND INFORMAL LETTERS 

SECOND TERM/PRIMARY 5/WEEK 3 – WRITING AN INFORMAL LETTER 

FIRST TERM/PRIMARY 6/WEEK – FEATURES OF FORMAL AND INFORMAL LETTERS 

PRIMARY 5 AND 6

THEME – GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY 

TOPIC: FEATURES OF INFORMAL AND FORMAL LETTERS 

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to:

1. identify the types of letters;

2. identify the different formats of letters;

3. write different types of letters to suit different situations.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

Reading and Writing

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

1. Sample letters (formal and informal)

2. Newspaper/ magazine cuttings

3. Textbooks

 

 

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course Books

All Relevant Materials

Online Information

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

LETTER WRITING 

TYPES OF LETTER 

 

1. Formal Letters 

Format formal Letters

They have conventional forms of two addresses, opening salutation, correct heading, body of the letter, closing and signature.

Sender address 

6, Segun Micheal Street,

Broad Road,

Apapa,

Lagos.

15th May, 2019

Receiver address 

The Chairman

CRN International,

17/19, Causeway,

Palmgrove,

Lagos.

 

 

Salutation

Dear Sir/Madam,

Or

Dear Mr. Ayomide,

 

Subject of the letter 

Body of the letter

First paragraph – Introduction

Second paragraph – Main content of the letter

Third,

Fourth, if any

Last paragraph – Conclusion

 

End of the letter 

Yours sincerely, (if you start with the name of the receiver)

Signature

Name

Or

Yours faithfully, (if you start with Dear Sir/Madam

Signature

Name

Envelope your letter – name and address of the receiver.

 

 

2. Informal Letters 

An informal letter. e.g. A letter to an elder sister, a brother, a father, a mother, a friend.

Features of informal letter: Letter to a friend is based on: tolerance, humaneness, personal in tone, intimate with secret/gossip, to share and enjoy warmth.

 

Format informal Letters

There is no set format when writing an informal letter. But there is a general pattern that people usually follow.

Sender address 

6, Segun Micheal Street,

Broad Road,

Apapa,

Lagos.

15th May, 2019

 

Greetings

Dear Dad, Uncle, Seun…..

 

Body of the letter 

First paragraph – introduction

Second paragraph – Main content of the letter

Third,

Fourth, if any

Last paragraph – Conclusion

 

End of the letter 

Lots of Love

Best,

Best Wishes,

Kind Regards,

Kindly,

 

 

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;

2. Guides students to identify types and formats of letters;

Pupil’s Activities – Identify types and formats of letters.

3. Leads students to discuss types and formats of letters;

Pupil’s Activities – Discuss types and formats of letters.

4. Writes a model format;

Pupil’s Activities – Copy teacher’s model.

5. Guides students to write a formal and informal letter;

Pupil’s Activities – Write a formal and informal letter.

 

CONCLUSION

To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to:

1. identify types and formats of letters;

2. write different types of letters (formal and informal) to suit different situations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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