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Resumes and Cover Letters for High School Students

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Resumes and Cover Letters for High School Students

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

Marcea K. Seible

Marcea K. Seible

Waterloo, Iowa


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives






  • LCD Projector

  • Computers with Internet access

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Resume Generator

Grades   9 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Resume Generator

This tool guides students through the creation of a resume that can be saved and edited. Written and audio tips provide extra support.


Letter Generator

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Letter Generator

The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters for both styles of correspondence.


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  1. Prepare copies of the Sample High School Resumes and Cover Letters printout so that students may review it.

  2. Reserve space in a classroom that has access to the Internet, specifically ReadWriteThink’s Resume Generator and Letter Generator.

  3. Prepare copies of the following printouts: The 3 Fs of Resume Writing, My Resume Ideas: Getting Started, Steps to Creating a Cover Letter, Sample High School Resumes and Cover Letters, Visualizing Your Resume: Graphic Organizer, and Visualizing Your Cover Letter: Graphic Organizer.

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