´╗┐Teacher Winnie stands in front of a smart board.

On the board appear pictures of an informal text on a cellphone screen and its formal version on paper with captions that read "Social writing versus formal writing."

Teacher Winnie is in her twenties, with straight brown hair in a half do. She wears glasses and a blue Homework Zone T-shirt.

She says HI, I'M TEACHER
WINNIE AND
TODAY ON
THE HOMEWORK ZONE,
WE'RE GOING TO BE
LOOKING AT
DIFFERENT
FORMS OF WRITING.
I'LL SHOW YOU WHAT
I MEAN ON
THE
SMART BOARD.
WELL SOMETIMES WHEN
WE TYPE TO
OUR FRIENDS OR
WRITE NOTES TO
OUR FRIENDS OR
TEXT OUR FRIENDS,
WE LIKE TO USE
SHORT FORMS.
SO ON THIS
PHONE, SOMEONE HAS
TEXT "WHEN ARE
YOU COMING
OVER
FOR DINNER?"
NOW I KNOW HOW TO
READ THE WORDS
ARE
YOU COMING,
BUT THAT'S NOT THE
PROPER WAY
TO WRITE IT,
OR THE FOUR.
BUT SOMETIMES WHEN
WE DO IT ON A TEXT
OR WE WRITE
IT TO OUR FRIEND,
WE LIKE TO USE
SHORTCUTS,
WE LIKE TO
USE THINGS THAT
ARE FASTER AND
THAT'S OKAY
WHEN WE'RE
WRITING IT TO
A FRIEND.
HOWEVER, IF
WE WANTED TO WRITE
THE SAME MESSAGE
AND WE WANTED
TO WRITE IT
IN A PAPER THAT
WE'RE HANDING
IN FOR AN
ASSIGNMENT OR
SOMETHING THAT WE
NEED TO MAKE SURE
SOMEONE CAN READ,
WE DON'T WANT
TO USE SHORT FORMS
LIKE THE WORD R, U AND
THE NUMBER FOUR.
WE WANT TO
SPELL EVERYTHING OUT.
SO THE PROPER WAY
TO DO IT,
WHICH WE CALL
THE FORMAL WRITING,
WE WANT TO WRITE THE
FULL WORDS,
"WHEN ARE
YOU COMING OVER
FOR DINNER?"
SO THAT'S THE
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
SOCIAL WRITING AND
FORMAL WRITING.
WHEN YOU
WRITE FOR SOCIAL,
WE WRITE IT FOR
OUR FRIENDS
OR WE WRITE
IT IN A SETTING
WHERE IT DOESN'T
REALLY MATTER
ABOUT
OUR SPELLING.
BUT WHENEVER WE WANT
TO HAND SOMETHING
IN OR WE WANT
TO GET IT MARKED
OR PROBABLY READ
BY A TEACHER,
DO NOT USE YOUR
SHORT FORM WRITING.
SO I'M TEACHER WINNIE
AND THAT'S
THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN SOCIAL
AND FORMAL
WRITING.