Reading Memos (2009)

Lesson Plan 13

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, focuses on the formatting conventions of the memo; identifying intended readership for a memo; and understanding a memo’s key information and required action. It also looks at the difference between a letter and a memo; how memos are distributed; and the purposes of memos and other workplace communications.

The lesson is rated at CLB level 4-5 and requires 1.5 to 2.0 hours for completion. It focuses on the essential skills of reading text and document use.

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Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB). Reading Memos 2009. Web. 2 Feb. 2023 <>
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