Formal vs. Informal Words/Phrases What up LOL How are you? Hello. Hey.
Thank you. Shut up. Imma go to class. Yo I am R U ok? Are you okay?
Sentences My goldfish name is Nancy. My goldfish’s name is Nancy. I cannot decipher the answer. I can’t tell what the answer is. My name is Brett I have 3 sisters and 1 brother. You gotta hear this fat beat. I just popped a sick ollie. OMG. He is sooo hot! Where are you at? Did you see that????????????
Winston Churchill said…. “The rule which forbids ending a sentence with a preposition is the kind of nonsense up with which I will not put.” Why is this quote funny?
Make it Playground! I just maneuvered my feet on a flat panel piece of wood with four wheels in a circular pattern and landed upright. Madam, may I visit the water closet because my bladder is full. Let us stroll down the boulevard to the grand shopping center. A very long silence succeeded.
Now, not all writing is formal. Journal Entry Essay Letter Text Message Contract Facebook Post Commercial Short Story Research Paper Poem Editorial
Depends on your audience! Peers Family members Employers (bosses) Educators Unknown (general public) Self Businesses
Your Task! Each table will be given a person to write or text (You will choose whether to write a letter, a text, or a phone conversation depending on your audience). As a group, you will write a 4-line message explaining what you did this weekend and with whom.
Exit Ticket Respond to the following in a well-written paragraph. Put the proper heading on your paper. The title should be to whom you wrote. “Explain how your groups’ audience (the person who received the message) affected the choice of words and the content of your message.”
Explain the relationship between language choice, audience, and purpose for writing.