Lesson Plan

I’m Ready to Work

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Get ready to apply yourself! Lesson four in a series of five college and career readiness lessons introduces the basic parts of a job application. Pupils discover the necessity for good references and create a master job application for future reference.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Take a quick survey at the beginning of class to see which pupils have prior experience in filling out job applications
  • Create space on the whiteboard to make lists of do's and don'ts when applying for jobs
Classroom Considerations
  • Students need individual computer access to create their master job applications
  • The lesson is very timely for 10th graders, as many are beginning to search for their first job
  • Large group discussions provide ideas for references when individuals have no work experience
  • None
Common Core