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Preparing a Character for a New Job: Character Analysis through Job Placement
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
Grades 6 – 12 | Student Interactive | Inquiry & Analysis
Students analyzing a play can map out the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution for a variety purposes. This interactive is aimed at secondary students.
- Job Placement Assignment
- Client Preparation Rubric
- Resume Writing Tips
- Resume Component Checklist
- Quotations on Laura Wingfield's Shyness
- Writing Resumes for Fictional Characters
- The Owl at Purdue: Resume Workshop
- The Owl at Purdue: Workplace Writers
- The Owl at Purdue: Resumes
- Monster.com Resume Samples
- Microsoft Office Basic Resumes
- U.S. Government Job Announcements
- Jobstar Central: Job Search Guide
- Jobweb: Career and Job-Search Information
- O*Net OnLine
- Before this lesson, students will read a book independently, in literature circles, or as a whole class. Students should be familiar with the plot and the major themes of the literary work. The examples in this lesson focus on The Glass Menagerie; however, many other pieces of literature will also work for this classroom activity. Other dramas that would work well, for instance, include A Streetcar Named Desire, The Crucible, Death of a Salesman, and Our Town.
- Ask students to bring copies of the books that will be the focus of their project to class for reference.
- Make copies of the Assignment, Resume Writing Tips, Resume Checklist, and Rubric.
- Test the resume and job search Websites on your computer so that you can be familiar with problems or concerns students may have when constructing their resumes.
- Test Drama Map and the Writing Resumes for Fictional Characters presentation 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.