Over 16 million comics and storyboards created

Free!
Pixton Comic & Storyboard Maker

Lesson Plan by Lauren Martin M.Ed.

Email Etiquette

This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings life skills to life with comics and storyboards.

Make life skills come to life with comics!

Including these awesome activities:
Print All

Featured Layouts

When students complete the activities in this lesson plan, they will use the following comic layout types.

  • Comic Strip
  • Storyboard
  • Mind Map
  • Character Map

Your students will create amazing images like these in no time!

This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings life skills to life with comics and storyboards.
Pixton Lesson Plan on Email Etiquette
This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings life skills to life with comics and storyboards.

Featured Props

Email Etiquette

Student creations come alive with these themed objects – in addition to our library of over 3,000 props!

  • Clock
    Clock
  • Cup
    Cup
  • Desk
    Desk
  • Envelope
    Envelope
  • Keyboard
    Keyboard
  • Laptop
    Laptop
  • Mailbox
    Mailbox
  • Monitor
    Monitor
  • Phone
    Phone
  • Prop Letter
    Prop Letter
Print this Teacher Guide

Teacher Guide

Email Etiquette

Step 1Class discussion with students

Getting Started

Ask students to discuss the meaning of the word "etiquette" and how email etiquette is similar and different to in person, phone, and text etiquette. Then have students discuss how to properly convey tone, mood, and message using appropriate punctuation, word choice, etc. Have students discuss how their words could be potentially misconstrued and how to avoid misunderstanding through careful drafting of emails.

Opening Discussion

Review the Do's and Don'ts of Email Etiquette:

  • Be succinct and to the point
  • Use complete sentences without abbreviations
  • Use professional language
  • "CC" relevant individuals who need to know the content of the email
  • Use "BCC" when mass emailing contacts who do not know each other to protect their privacy
  • Put action items or specific timely requests in subject line or bold/underlined in email
  • Address the recipient by name and sign off by name

Don't

  • Write long and unnecessary content
  • Use "text talk" such as "LOL" or "TTYL" or "y" or "u"
  • Write anything that you wouldn't want to be repeated or posted for others to see
  • "BCC" or "CC" when responding to an email that was not also sent with a "CC"
  • Hide specific action items or requests within a long-winded and irrelevant email
  • Decline or back out of an invitation without appropriate and polite reasoning for your absence
Step 2Pixton comic-making activities
  • Make a Comic Strip or Storyboard
    Dos and Don'ts

    Complete after opening discussion.

    View Activity
  • Make a Comic Strip or Storyboard
    Polite & Professional Content

    Complete after class discussion.

    View Activity
  • Make a Comic Strip or Storyboard
    When NOT to use email

    Complete after class discussion.

    View Activity
  • Extension / Modification
    Mind Map (Extension / Modification)

    Create a Mind Map to illustrate when to "BCC", "CC" and "reply all".

  • Extension / Modification
    Character Map (Extension / Modification)

    Create a Character Map to personify potential spam email that should NOT be opened or replied to.

Step 3Concluding discussion with students

Discuss the following:

  • What are some examples of content, word choice or punctuation that could cause someone to misinterpret your email as impolite?
  • Why should you never forward or copy and paste someone's email without their knowledge or permission?
  • Why should you never email someone when you are upset or angry?
  • Why should you never write anything in an email that you wouldn't want to be posted on a billboard?
  • What instances should you NOT "reply all" to an email?
  • When and how is it appropriate to cancel an appointment via email? When and how is it inappropriate to do so?
  • What situations is it better to email than to call, text or talk to in person?
  • What situations is it better to call, text or talk to in person than to email?
Print this Activity

Pixton Activity: Email Etiquette 1 Dos and Don'ts

Featured Layouts

  • Comic Strip
  • Storyboard

Intro

Do:

  • Be succinct and to the point
  • Use complete sentences without abbreviations
  • Use professional language
  • "CC" relevant individuals who need to know the content of the email
  • Use "BCC" when mass emailing contacts who do not know each other to protect their privacy
  • Put action items or specific timely requests in subject line or bold/underlined in email
  • Address the recipient by name and sign off by name

Don't

  • Write long and unnecessary content
  • Use "text talk" such as "LOL" or "TTYL" or "y" or "u"
  • Write anything that you wouldn't want to be repeated or posted for others to see
  • "BCC" or "CC" when responding to an email that was not also sent with a "CC"
    • If you need to direct a question to someone else, simply start a new email thread with "CC"
    • Since "BCC" recipients are hidden from other recipients, sending a one-on-one email with a "BCC" is confusing and impolite to the recipient
  • Hide specific action items or requests within a long-winded and irrelevant email
  • Decline or back out of an invitation without appropriate and polite reasoning for your absence

Instructions

Create a Storyboard or Comic Strip to illustrate the Dos and Don'ts of email etiquette:

  • Include an appropriate title, description and/or dialogue for each panel
  • Include an appropriate illustration for each panel

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Example Comic Strip

Email Etiquette Do's and Dont's by Student

Here's the link to share this comic:

Print this Activity

Pixton Activity: Email Etiquette 2 Polite & Professional Content

Featured Layouts

  • Comic Strip
  • Storyboard

Intro

Just like a text message, tone and intention that are easily conveyed through speaking can be lost in writing an email. Make sure to use greetings, punctuation, and language that is polite and professional. Whether you are emailing a friend, potential employer or teacher, it is important to write polite and professional emails. Write an example of a professional and an unprofessional email for the following situations:

  1. You are unable to attend a teacher's study hall/office hours
  2. You want to follow up after a job interview
  3. You need to schedule a meeting with three of your classmates
  4. You received a mass email to a party that you cannot attend

Instructions

Create a Storyboard or Comic Strip to illustrate examples of professional and unprofessional emails:

  • Include an appropriate title, description and/or dialogue for each panel.
  • Include an appropriate illustration for each panel.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Example Storyboard

Professional vs. Unprofessional Email by Student

Here's the link to share this comic:

Print this Activity

Pixton Activity: Email Etiquette 3 When NOT to use email

Featured Layouts

  • Comic Strip
  • Storyboard

Intro

There are certain times when it is inappropriate, unsafe or ineffective to use email. As a class, brainstorm examples of when NOT to open, respond to or send an email.

Instructions

Create a Storyboard or Comic Strip to illustrate examples of when NOT to send an email:

  • Include an appropriate title, description and/or dialogue for each panel.
  • Include an appropriate illustration for each panel.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Example Comic Strip

When NOT to Use Email by Student

Here's the link to share this comic:

Find more lesson plans:

  • MADE AT PIXTON.COM