Use reading strategies to interpret text to neatly fill out an application. Understand, Identify, analyze, and apply knowledge of the purpose structure, clarity, and relevancy of filling out an application.
- copies of application
- pencils, pens
- paper, markers (for projects)
- access to computers
Set Up and Prepare
Provide copies of applications to hand out.
- Explain to students that they will be practicing applying for part-time jobs soon. Tell them you want to help them prepare for that time. Let them know you have chosen to give them an application from McDonald's as an example.
- Read over the application and make sure students understand what information is required to complete the application.
- Remind students to write carefully and legibly so that employers can read the application.
- Most companies require prospective employees to provide a social security number on the job application or before they are hired. Explain the process of getting a social security number if students do not have one. (Note: Students may not want to complete this process if they are undocumented residents).
Supporting All Learners
Walk around room to answer any questions that the students might have. Make sure they are all writing neatly. You may have to give some of the students another copy to start all over.
Discuss the importance of obtaining letters of recommendation for prospective employers. Ask students to get a letter of recommendation from a teacher or previous employer (from jobs such as, babysitting, newspaper delivery, etc.). The letter should list the student's accomplishments and what would make them a good employee.
They can get together with their partner or look up information on their computers.
Students will work on their projects during the week.
- Did students fill out the application correctly and neatly?
- Did they know the information needed to complete an application?
- Review students completed job applications with company of personal interest
Observe students as they fill out their applications to see if any of the students need extra attention. Make a note of those students that do not finish so you can check on their progress during the next class session.