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Cover Letter and Resume Writing Unit Career Lessons

Cover Letter and Resume Writing Unit Career Lessons

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Total Pages: 139 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 1 Week
File Type: Zip
File Size: 14 mb

Are you searching for an engaging and practical way to teach your middle school students the art of resume writing? This innovative unit allows students to step into the shoes of hiring managers, empowering them to make informed hiring decisions while developing essential writing and formatting skills. Students will examine cover letters and resumes to “hire” for a variety of positions before they learn how to write and format their own cover letter, resume and brag sheet

By "hiring" for a range of positions, students will gain valuable insights into what makes a compelling application. These lessons are carefully designed to meet students where they are, providing scaffolded instruction that ensures every learner can thrive. With interactive components, including QR codes, group work, and a dynamic hiring simulation, your students will be actively engaged throughout the entire unit.

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  • This resource offers individual PDFs of student pages, ideal for online learning platforms like Google Classroom™. 
  • Additionally, Google Slides™ versions of the lessons are also provided, perfectly suited for schools equipped with 1:1 technology.

Lesson Outline

  1. Introduction - Job Vocabulary QR Code Activity & Examining Cover Letters and Resumes
  2. Lesson 1 - How to Write a Cover Letter
  3. Lesson 2 - How to Write a Resume
  4. Lesson 3 - How to Write a Brag Sheet

Here's what you can expect to find in this comprehensive resource:

  1. Detailed Teacher Instructions: Our step-by-step guide will support you in delivering impactful lessons with ease.
  2. Interactive Lessons: Engage your students with QR codes, group activities, and a realistic hiring simulation that brings the content to life.
  3. Graphic Organizers: These handy tools will help students organize their thoughts and ideas, enhancing their writing process.
  4. Exemplars: Inspire your students with exemplary cover letters, resumes, and brag sheets that showcase effective writing techniques.
  5. Templates: Provide your students with structured templates for crafting their own cover letters, resumes, and brag sheets.
  6. Answer Keys: Save time with readily available answer keys for easy grading and feedback.
  7. Google Slideshow: Seamlessly integrate technology into your lessons with our Google Slides™ versions of the included materials.
  8. Video Links: Enrich your instruction with carefully selected video resources that supplement the learning experience.
  9. Assessment Rubrics: Evaluate your students' work effectively with clear assessment rubrics, available in both levels or in points format.
  10. PDF & Digital Formats: Access the resource in both printable PDF format and digital format, ensuring flexibility for your teaching needs.

What Teachers Are Saying:

  1. "As with all of your resources, this one was easy to use, required very little prep on my part and the students were very engaged in the lessons. It is well laid out and follows a plan that is logical. We have enjoyed using this."
  2. “Such a great resource....Thank you for sharing! I will also be using this resource during the shcool year.”
  3. “Very thorough unit! This resource had everything I needed to teach the skills for resume writing and job searches. Thank you!”

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    Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to empower your students as hiring managers and equip them with essential career skills. Grab our resume writing unit today and watch your students' confidence soar as they master the art of crafting impressive cover letters, resumes, and brag sheets!

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