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Book Report Alternative: Writing Resumes for Characters in Historical Fiction

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Book Report Alternative: Writing Resumes for Characters in Historical Fiction

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology






  • Historical fiction novels (see booklist)

  • Resume books with samples (optional but highly desirable)

    • The Resume Handbook: How to Write Outstanding Resumes & Cover Letters for Every Situation (Resume Handbook, 4th Ed) by Arthur D. Rosenberg, et al.

    • Adams Resume Almanac by Adams Media Staff (Editor), et al.

    • Resumes for Dummies, Fourth Edition by Joyce Lain Kennedy

  • Internet access to appropriate sites

  • Word processor

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