1 English language arts
These lessons will help students understand how classroom lessons about expressive writing, grammar and language use, editing written communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills are applicable to future careers.
The lessons address the following questions:
- Lesson 1: How can you use various perspectives in order to analyze text in a group setting?
- Lesson 2: How can the application of grammar and language usage help you attain a desired job?
- Lesson 3: How can critical thinking and analysis help you come to an understanding of what jobs are right for you?
- Lesson 4: How can critical thinking skills help you draw conclusions about various careers based on evidence, reasoning, and relevant information?
- Lesson 5: How can careful reading help you to form an opinion about a work-related topic?
- Lesson 6: How can your knowledge of the conventions of grammar and language usage help you understand new career vocabulary?
- Lesson 7: Why is the ability to communicate properly an important component of career success?
- Lesson 8: How can reasoning and analysis skills help you to solve problems in the workplace?
- Lesson 9: How can awareness of the different methods of argument make you a more informed consumer?
- Lesson 10: How can critical thinking skills help you understand an author’s purpose in communication?
Lessons and relevant careers
|1. Supporting opinions with evidence||General skill: resumé analysis||Group discussion|
|2. Editing to produce a final draft||General skill: resumé writing||Resumé writing|
|3. Expressive writing||General skill: job hunting||Expressive writing response|
|4. Evaluative reading||General concept: understanding first jobs||Interview, reciprocal questioning|
|5. Persuasive writing||General concept: child labor laws||Persuasive writing exercise|
|6. Grammar and language usage||General concept: understanding career vocabulary||Defining words, peer presentations|
|7. Effective communication||General skill: career-related writing||Informative/persuasive writing exercise|
|8. Refining the use of argument||General skill: solving workplace problems||Problem-solving writing exercise|
|9. Evaluating arguments||Careers in advertising||Advertisement analysis and creation, optional writing exercise|
|10. Determining author’s purpose||TV-, film-, and video-making; military careers||Discussion, optional writing exercise|
- 1.1Comparing resumés
- 1.2Writing a resumé
- 1.3Teen job search
- 1.4Understanding first jobs
- 1.5Persuasive writing: The importance of work permits
- 1.6Defining career vocabulary
- 1.7Effective communication for successful careers
- 1.8Solving workplace problems: Refining the use of argument
- 1.9Would you really buy that? Persuasive techniques in advertising
- 1.10Determining the author's purpose: Analyzing a recruitment video