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Students conduct individual interviews to find out how people in their own communities provide services to others. In this interview instructional activity, students broaden their perspectives on the meaning of the common good by conducting interviews with community volunteers. Students bring their finished interviews to class and share their findings with classmates
Knowing how to respond to a potential employer, when getting interviewed is a need-to-know skill. Learners prepare for life in the real world by answering a few questions with the help of a job oriented website. After the research, they put their skills to work as they conduct mock interviews.
Provide your pupils with the necessary tools and practice so that they will be well prepared for a job interview. Included in the packet are job objective, education, and cover letter worksheets. In addition, there are sample applications, practice interview questions, an interview rating sheet, a list of what to do and what not to do, and a checklist of the most common reasons why job seekers are not hired.
Students explore historical figures. In this history/research lesson, students use a variety of research materials to learn about the historical figure of their choice. Students write questions and responses as if they were interviewing the famous person, and share their writing using optional formats.
Kids love to pretend. Use this imaginative energy to develop their understanding of characterization. Class members dress up as a character from their novel-writing project and sit for a filmed interview. In responding to questions about their character’s likes, dislikes, and experiences, the character becomes more fully developed in the writer’s mind. This focuses on creating characters for a novel writing project; however, the activity can used for any study of characterization.
Students create their own resumes. For this vocational-education lesson plan, students study the purpose of resumes and what is typically included on such a document. Then students follow a template to create their own resume. Business owners from the community may be invited in to the class to provide students with real-world feedback on their resumes.
Students investigate their personal strengths by writing in a journal. In this resume building lesson, students discuss their accomplishments and weaknesses by completing journal entries. Students list their three favorite skills and view example resumes in order to create a final draft resume.
Students are able to discover specific information to remember when preparing for an interview and identify the most important factors to keep in mind during an interview. They are able to critique a video of a person being interviewed and prepare extended answers to five commonly asked questions during an interview.
Students study the process of creating an interview by role playing as a reporter who has the opportunity to interview one of the survivors of the Titanic disaster. They ask only five questions in this interview of a lifetime therefore must determine what constitutes a proper inquiry. They exchange roles as the interviewer and interviewee in order to complete the activity.
Second graders watch simulated interview between the teacher and a student before they interview a classmate using the form provided. Next, they complete two interviews of family members at home. They focus on the concepts of ancestors and immigration, compile the interview data upon returning to class.
Explore communication in this interview skills lesson plan. English learners identify the techniques native English speakers use when speaking directly to a potential employer. They read handouts detailing seven steps to improve an interview and later define vocabulary terms.
Pairs of children work together in order to create an interview, conduct the interview, create a podcast for the interview, add pictures, then import the finished product to itunes. This multi-media lesson should go over quite well, as it utilizes many of the most popular modern-day social technology.
Get your language arts class moving, build community, and strengthen writing skills with this kinesthetic activity. The class brainstorms interview questions from which each chooses three. Individuals then collect information about six different classmates. Notes are sorted into envelopes by interviewee. All the information about each interviewee is handed off to someone who will write it up, present it to the class, and contribute to a class book. Tip: Provide examples of narrative interviews from magazines and discuss what elements make an effective interview.
Go through the proper steps to setting up and conducting an interview as part of research. Slides detail preparation, materials you should have, and follow-up procedures. Specific questions for the interview are not suggested but the process is outlined so that you can use this format for an interview in any field you may be researching.
Students create a resume based on their job experience and interest field. In this business lesson plan, students investigate what it takes to get hired by a company of their choice. They prepare for their future after high school, whether it is college, the military or the job market.