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Students will practice reading comprehension with job applications.
This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
I can comprehend reading in real world situations.
I can analyze information to answer comprehension questions.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
31 to 60 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Job Applications (if not doing the online option)
Link to many applications
Comprehension Questions (attached)
Technology Resources Needed:
Computers/iPads for students to search for online job applications
Print or collect job applications (if not doing online version)
If you want your students to search online, provide students with suggestions of what to search for.
1. Provide students with a variety of job applications or allow them to go online and find job applications.
2. Give students the opportunity to glance over the applications and highlight any unknown vocabulary.
3. Make a list of the vocabulary and discuss domain-specific vocabulary.
4. Look at the job application again and this time fill out the application to the best of your ability.
5. Allow students to peer huddle (work in a group of 3-5) and discuss the unexpected challenges that arose while completing the application.
6. Come together as a whole group and allow free discussion of challenges and unexpected questions. Tell students that reading comprehension is important for every aspect of life. If you cannot comprehend what you read, it will be very difficult to find even the most basic job.
7. Provide students with a list of comprehension questions that match the applications (Examples attached). Allow students to work either independently or with a partner to answer the questions.
The teacher should look at the completed application and comprehension questions and use as a formative assessment to guide future instruction.
These materials can also be used in a math lesson. Ask students to find the pay per hour and calculate the pay for 40 hours, 30 hours, etc. Find the pay for one week, two weeks, one month, etc.
Allow students to work with a partner to complete the activity.
Provide students with an application on a low reading level.
Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom
for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading
or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at
a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with
short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions;
poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.