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Help Wanted: Writing Professional Resumes

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Help Wanted: Writing Professional Resumes

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Seven 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Marcea K. Seible

Marcea K. Seible

Waterloo, Iowa


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives






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ReadWriteThink Notetaker

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

ReadWriteThink Notetaker

Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information.


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  • Collect resumes and resume resources for students to explore and critique. (See Resources section.) Collect both effective and ineffective examples and prepare several to be shown on an overhead, LCD projector, or document camera.

  • Collect back issues of classified ads/job postings prior to Session Four to ensure that all students have a job listing from which to work.

  • Make sure students have access to computer labs for Sessions One through Six.

  • Bookmark the Suggested Online Student Resume Resources.

  • Prepare copies of all handouts for distribution in class.

  • Test the Venn Diagram tool and the ReadWriteThink NoteTaker on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.

  • Bookmark the ReadWriteThink NoteTaker for student use in Session Three.

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