Lesson Plan

Resume Writing 101

Students will create a functional resume that they will be able to use when applying for a job, college or a scholarship.
Anna H.
Special education instructor
Cabell County Career Technology Center (Huntington, WV)
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
Objectives

Upon completion, students will be able to write a resume showing their skills, experiences and education that they can use when applying for a job, a scholarship or college.

Subjects
English Language Arts
Grades 10 - 12
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

Would you hire me? Students will compare and contrast an "effective" resume to a "ineffective" (incorrect) resume. Show both examples on screen or white board. "Ineffective" (incorrect) resume website: http://www.nelsonjobs.com/candidates/candidate-resources/the-pitfalls-of... "Effective" resume website: http://www.financialsamurai.com/examples-of-good-resumes/

2 Direct Instruction

Using the effective and ineffective resume examples, the teacher should point out basic standards for effective resumes-typed, neat, one page, proper format, active voice, honest, etc. as well as common mistakes. as well as review pitfalls to avoid when writing a resume. "Ineffective" (incorrect) resume website: http://www.nelsonjobs.com/candidates/candidate-resources/the-pitfalls-of... "Effective" resume website: http://www.financialsamurai.com/examples-of-good-resumes/

3 Guided Practice

The teacher will model how to navigate through the ReadWriteThink.org resume generator and create a sample resume as an example for the students.

4 Independent Practice

Using a template, students will apply the skill they have learned to write a resume that they can use in “real life". They will be instructed to input their information into the template and print it. (http://www.readwritethink.org/ resume generator Students will be able to use their resume when applying for a job, college or a scholarship.

5 Wrap-Up

Using Rubistar, (http://rubistar.4teachers.org), the teacher will create a rubric to grade the student created resumes. Resumes will be graded based on this rubric shown and explained at the beginning of the lesson.