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It's important to discuss individual strengths, goals, and talents. With a partner, fourth graders create a PowerPoint presentation of one of their classmates, showcasing their goals and talents. They then complete a worksheet showing their own strengths and talents. A great way to build your classroom community.
Seventh graders explain their understanding of their strength and how it is helpful in a group situation. They also complete graphic organizers by writing at least four of their own personal strengths. Students write about their experiences in a group in their journals as a follow-up to the lesson.
Students participate in class discussions about their strengths, weaknesses, skills, and abilities. In this personal growth instructional activity, students reflect about themselves and what they will be like, twenty years from now. Students write a letter to their future selves, write a personal epitaph and create a timeline for their lives within this instructional activity.
Students identify their unique, personal strengths. In this character education lesson plan, students read Horton Hears a Who and identify their personal strengths. Students use a blank sheet and print their names in the center. Students write down their strengths onto the paper create a poster.
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 examine and respond to the text, The Bus Ride. For this African-American literature lesson, students explore pre-reading questions that focus on fairness of laws. Students read the text based on Rosa Parks and answer 11 post-reading questions. Students participate in literature circles and respond to several questions through oral discussions or journal entries.
Learners identify personal strengths that can help them cope with events in life like 9/11. They address two factors that have been demonstrated by research studies to assist students in adapting to and coping with stress. Learners are given a body outline and they are asked to draw the parts of themselves they like the best.
Does having higher self esteem encourage learners to take better care of themselves? It absolutely does! Does having high self esteem mean that one likes everything about themselves? No, but that they like most things and can work to improve parts they are not quite so happy with. An individual's level of self esteem changes over time, but it is important to help young learners understand the ebb and flow and having good self esteem overall. There is a good amount of information, a self inventory worksheet, and a couple of activities in this lesson.
High school Freshmen discuss what they can do now to prepare for a college. They take an interest survey, identify possible career opportunities, then compare these to their results from the Jung Typology Test. They review college entrance exams, develop a career plan, customize a college roadmap, and create a college portfolio. All necessary links are included.
“Words can be like x-rays if you use them properly—they’ll go through anything.” Readers of Brave New World will be “pierced” by an activity that asks them to use details from the text to craft a biopoem for one of the characters in Aldous Huxley’s classic dystopian novel. The biopoem template is included, as is an example using John Savage.
What will the future hold? How can I make my dreams come true? Since learners don't have fairy god mothers, they'll need to develop strong goal-oriented plans. They concoct ideas of their dream life, determine the type of income needed to have that life, then consider the careers and education they'll have to pursue to make their dreams come true.
What do you want to be when you grow up? That's a big question that could have a lot of different answers. Eleventh and twelfth graders use the Internet to explore various career options based on their personal strengths and interests. They use their findings to create an informational presentation which they will share with the class.
Whether you are working on a brief story, or sending your class off to compose novels, this resource will be a useful tool for building characters. Writers map out their character by describing looks, characteristics, personality, inner journey, conflicts, and a pivotal scene. This is for developing one character at a time, so mulitple copies will be necessary for multiple characters.
Young adults consider the application of technology and communication in the business and management career cluster. They research careers in the cluster and discuss what skills are required to be successful. They use their findings to create a poster on business careers.
We all have strengths and weaknesses, knowing what those are can help us move forward in life. Learners discuss the importance of going to college, then fill out an inventory of their personal strengths and weaknesses. They complete a pledge, where they formally announce their intention to attend college.
Eighth graders examine the personal accomplishments and challenges of themselves and a selected adult. They conduct an interview with an adult and develop a timeline of their significant events, and create a personal timeline charting and illustrating strengths and achievements that helped them overcome challenges.