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Sending Email (K-2)

How do you connect with others through email?

Students explore how they can use email to communicate with real people within their schools, families, and communities. After discussing the different ways they can send messages to other people, students observe an email exchange between teachers on paper. Students then participate in an imaginative role-play that helps them envision how messages are transmitted between people over the Internet.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to ...

  • understand that the Internet provides a means of communicating with real people.
  • describe how email messages are sent and received.
  • demonstrate an appreciation of how real people send messages to one another on the Internet through a role-playing activity.


Alignment with Standards

Common Core State Standards:

Grade K: RL.1, RL.4, RL.10, RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, RF.4, W.2, W.5, W.7, W.8, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.2, SL.3, SL.4, SL.5, SL.6, L.6

Grade 1: RL.1, RL.4, RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, RF.4a, W.5, W.7, W.8, L.6

Grade 2: RL.1, RI.4, RI.10, RF.4a, W.2, W.7, W.8, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.3, SL.6, L.6




2d, 4a-d, 5a-f

Additional Lesson Materials

Family Tip Sheet
Student Activity Sheet