Lesson Plan

Career Comic Life

Students will research a career they are interested in and then create a comic with that informatiion.
Ellen M.
Classroom teacher
Wappingers Falls Junior High School
Wappingers Falls, NY
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My Grades 7
Objectives

Students will be able to understand the program Comic Life as well as gain insight into what preparation is needed to achieve the career they may wish to pursue.

Subjects
English Language Arts
Grades 7 - 8
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 The Hook

Activity: Other — Career Fair

Our school hosts a Career Fair every year for our students. At the fair over 50 local vendors are through out the building for students to interact with. This is the activity I am using to have my students think about what career they would like to pursue and what is involved to achieve that career.

2 Direction Instruction

Comic Life
Free to Try, Paid

Students will receive direct instruction on how to use Comic Life. I will illustrate some examples of my expectations of their completed assignment.

3 Guided Research

Activity: Investigating

Students will complete the following form with assistance from teacher:

Career Research

 

 

Description of my career__________________________________________________

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College or Training needed (be specific)_______________________________________

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Compensation (Salary, Health Benefits, Life Insurance, Vacation)___________________

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Additional facts___________________________________________________________

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Websites Used:

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Name_______________________________________________________________

 

Period________________________

4 Independent Practice

Comic Life
Free to Try, Paid

Students will complete the following assignment:

Career Day/Comic Life

 

Our school hosted it’s annual “Career Day” where you were able to visit a variety of different professions. Choose a profession from one you visited or you dream of being.  After you decide, you are going to use Comic Life to convince your classmates that this is a wonderful profession.  Make them share your dream…………..

 

Include in your Comic the following information:

Page One – Job Description

Page Two – Education or Training required (Name College or training, cost of these, years involved)

Page Three – Monetary potential (how much can you earn at this profession), Health Benefits, vacation time, disability, pension, etc

Page Four – Additional Facts (any additional information you think is important….job benefits such as travel, meeting important people, risks……)

 

 

Be prepared to present your Profession/Comic to the class! Make sure you know your information in order to answer questions.

 

 

5 Wrap Up

Activity: Presenting

Each student will present their Comic to the class on our SmartBoard. They will also upload their Comic to My Big Campus which will enable them to share it with their parents.