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Appendix Contextualized Learning Activities CLAs for the

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									January 2008                  Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                                       1

                          Contextualized Learning Activities (CLAs)
                                 Construction Technology

For the “other required credits” in the bundle of credits, students in a Specialist High Skills Major
program must complete learning activities that are contextualized to the knowledge and skills
relevant to the economic sector of the SHSM. Contextualized learning activities (CLAs) address
curriculum expectations in these courses.

This template must be used to describe the CLAs. The completed form must be submitted to the
Ministry of Education for approval.

Submit all material in Microsoft Word.

                                         Contact Information

Board                      Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

Development date           January 31, 2009
Contact person             Dave Coules
Position                   SSL
Phone                      905-890-0708
Fax                        905-890-6076
E-mail                     Dave.coules@dpcdsb.org



Specialist High Skills
Major                       Construction Technology
Course code and course
title                       ENG4C – Grade 12, College Preparation
Name of contextualized
learning                    Employment Readiness Unit
activity/activities

Brief description of        Students will review a Job Description Chart and participate in a Career
contextualized learning     Path Presentation. They will then complete Job Applications and
activity/activities         Resume Applications along with a Cover Letter. They will participate in a
                            Mock Interview and then communicate by way of a Follow up Letter



Duration
                            11-12 hours
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Overall expectations    CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY:

                        IMPACT AND CONSEQUENCES

                        Identify careers in construction technology and the skills, education, and training
                        each requires.

                        ENGLISH
                        ORAL COMMUNICATION

                        1. Listening to Understand: listen in order to understand and respond
                        appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes;
                        2. Speaking to Communicate: use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to
                        communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes;
                        3. Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as
                        listeners and speakers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most
                        helpful in oral communication situations.

                        READING AND LITERATURE STUDIES

                        1. Reading for Meaning: read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of
                        literary, informational, and graphic texts, using a range of strategies to construct
                        meaning;
                        2. Understanding Form and Style: recognize a variety of text forms, text features,
                        and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help
                        communicate meaning;

                        WRITING

                        1. Developing and Organizing Content: generate, gather, and organize ideas and
                        information to write for an intended purpose and audience;
                        2. Using Knowledge of Form and Style: draft and revise their writing, using a
                        variety of literary, informational, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate
                        for the purpose and audience;
                        3. Applying Knowledge of Conventions: use editing, proofreading, and publishing
                        skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors,
                        refine expression, and present their work effectively;
                        4. Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as
                        writers, areas for improvement, and the strategies they found most helpful at
                        different stages in the writing process.


                        MEDIA STUDIES

                        3. Creating Media Texts: create a variety of media texts for different purposes and
                        audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques;
                        4. Reflecting on Skills and Strategies: reflect on and identify their strengths as
                        media interpreters and creators, areas for improvement, and the strategies they
                        found most helpful in understanding and creating media texts.

Specific expectations   CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY:
                        IMPACT AND CONSEQUENCES

                        Education, Training, and Career Opportunities

                        – identify career opportunities in a variety of sectors of the construction industry;

                        – describe the education and training required for employment in construction
                        related careers
January 2008    Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)           3
               ENGLISH
               ORAL COMMUNICATION

               1. Listening to Understand

               1.1 Purpose
               1.2 Using Appropriate Listening Strategies

               2. Speaking to Communicate

               2.1 Purpose
               2.2 Interpersonal Speaking Strategies

               2.3 Clarity and Coherence
               2.4 Diction and Devices
               2.5 Vocal Strategies
               2.7 Audio-Visual Aids

               READING AND LITERATURE STUDIES

               1. Reading for Meaning

               1.3 Demonstrating Understanding of Content
               1.4 Making Inferences
               1.8 Critical Literacy

               2. Understanding Form and Style

               2.1 Text Forms
               2.2 Text Features
               2.3 Elements of Style

               3. Reading With Fluency

               3.1 Reading Familiar Words
               3.2 Reading Unfamiliar Words

               WRITING

               1. Developing and Organizing Content

               1.1 Identifying Topic, Purpose, and Audience
               1.2 Generating and Developing Ideas
               1.4 Organizing Ideas
               1.5 Reviewing Content

               2. Using Knowledge of Form and Style

               2.1 Form
               2.3 Diction
               2.6 Revision

               3. Applying Knowledge of Conventions

               3.1 Spelling
               3.2 Vocabulary
               3.3 Punctuation
               3.4 Grammar
               3.5 Proofreading

               4. Reflecting on Skills and Strategies
January 2008                 Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                                          4


                            4.1 Metacognition

                            MEDIA STUDIES

                            1. Understanding Media Texts

                            1.1 Purpose and Audience
                            1.2 Interpreting Messages
                            1.3 Evaluating Texts
                            1.5 Critical Literacy

                            Understanding Media Forms, Conventions, and Techniques

                            2.1 Form
                            2.2 Conventions and Techniques

                            Creating Media Texts

                            3.1 Purpose and Audience
                            3.2 Form
                            3.3 Conventions and Techniques
                            3.4 Producing Media Texts


Essential Skills and work   Essential Skills
habits                          Reading
                                Writing
                                Document Use
                                Computer Use
                                Power Point Use
                                Library Research
                                Oral Communication
                                Planning and Organizing
                                Internet Use
                                Decision Making
                            Work Habits
                                Teamwork
                                Organization
                                Working Independently
                                Group Work
                                Self Advocacy
                                Initiative

Catholic graduate           CGE1d
expectations (if
applicable)                 CGE2a
                            Listens actively and critically to understand and learn in light of gospel
                            values.

                            CGE2b
                            Reads, understands and uses written materials effectively.

                            CGE2c
                            Presents information and ideas clearly and honestly and with sensitivity to
                            others.

                            CGE2d
                            Writes and speaks fluently one or both of Canada's official languages.
January 2008                     Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                                             5


                               CGE3b
                               Creates, adapts, evaluates new ideas in light of the common good.

                               CGE3c
                               Thinks reflectively and creatively to evaluate situations and solve problems.

                               CGE4c
                               Takes initiative and demonstrates Christian leadership.

                               CGE4f
                               Applies effective communication, decision-making, problem-solving, time
                               and resource management skills.

                               CGE4g
                               Examines and reflects on one's personal values, abilities and aspirations
                               influencing life's choices and opportunities.

                               CGE5g
                               Achieves excellence, originality, and integrity in one's own work and
                               supports these qualities in the work of others.

                               CGE7b
                               Accepts accountability for one's own actions.




Instructional/Assessment Strategies

Teacher’s notes

Lessons are written using Think Literacy format of Before, During, and After Reading activities. High-
yield instructional strategies (targeting metacognition, critical literacy, independent and co-operative
learning constructs) have been embedded throughout. Assessment for and as learning focuses on
diagnostic and formative forms; assessment of learning focuses on summative and evaluative forms; the
Achievement Chart, Grades 9-12 will be key to fair and equitable assessment and evaluation.

Please note, the lessons are scaffolded so that it is important to complete activity one before proceeding
to the next activity. Within the context of this unit, real life examples of reading materials with a focus on
Construction Technology are used but supplements from material that is more relevant, current or local
would be an excellent addition to this unit.
Context

The students will be working in the classroom and the library where the computers and internet are
accessible.

Strategies

Day 1: Activity1:Job Description
    Begin a class discussion by asking the students their intent for post graduation. The students
        should write their responses on the sheet provided (Job Description Discussion – Activity 1A)
    Brainstorm a list of possible jobs in the area of construction
    In small groups write a brief description of these occupations using prior knowledge,
    Include findings on worksheet and share with the class (Job Description Chart – Activity 1B)
    Assign one job title per student or group and outline the mini presentation expectations
        (Career Path Presentation – Activity 2)
Day 2 -3 : Activity 2 : Library Day / Research Period
January 2008                    Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                                           6
      In groups research the assigned job
      Prepare a power point presentation according to the expectations outlined on the handout
        (Career Path Presentation – Activity 2)
Day 4 – 5 : Career Path Class presentations
    Presentations are delivered and assessed. (Career Path Presentation Rubric)
Day 6 – 7 : Activity 3: Library Research
    Select a job of your choice in the field of construction and gather postings and application forms
       for that occupation
    Complete the written assignment (The Job Posting – Activity 3)
Day 8: Activity 4: How to fill out a job application
    Review How To Complete a Job Application sheet and have the students record their findings.
       (Activity 4)
    Complete Job Application Form (Tim Horton’s Job Application)
Day 9: Activity 5: How to write a resume
    Review How to Write a Resume sheet
    Have students brainstorm their personal information and write their responses (Activity 5)
    Have students write their own resumes tailored according to the position they are applying for in
       Activity 2. See resume rubric.
Day 10: Activity 6 : How to write a Cover Letter
    Review How to Write a Cover Letter. (Activity 6)
       Have students write their own cover letter tailored according to the position they are applying for
       in Activity 2. See cover letter rubric.
Day 11 : Interview Skills
    Review How to Prepare for a Job Interview.
    Have the students write answers to the interview questions on the handout provided. (Activity 7)
    In small groups conduct mock interviews using the questions and answers they were working on
       and present to the class. See Mock Interview Rubric)
Day 12 : Follow up Letter
    Review How To Write a Follow Up Letter. (Activity 8)
    Complete the information required on this handout.
    Have students write their own follow up letter tailored according to the position they are applying
       for in Activity 2. See resume rubric.



Assessment and Evaluation of Student Achievement
(List all assessment and evaluation strategies and tasks and attach handouts, tests, assignments, exercises, etc.)


Strategies/Tasks                               Purpose
                                               Assessment for Learning (diagnostic, formative)
                                               Assessment of Learning (summative, evaluation)
Career Path                                    Evaluation of students Communication
Research Presentations

Job Applications                               Summative and/or assessment for evaluation (K,T,C,A)

Resumes                                        Summative and/or assessment for evaluation (K,T,C,A)

Cover Letters                                  Summative and/or assessment for evaluation (K,T,C,A)

Mock Interview                                 Diagnostic (K,T,C,A)

Follow up Letters                              Summative and/or assessment for evaluation (K,T,C,A)
January 2008                    Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                                    7
Assessment tools
See rubrics attached
Appendix C,S,T,U,V




Additional Notes/Comments/Explanations




Resources

Authentic workplace materials




Human resources



Print
    Saliani,Dom.Communicate! Nelson:Ontario, 2002.

Video


Software



Websites
  About.com


Other




Accommodations


 Extra time, reduction in expectations, consultation with teacher, extra help, due date modification
January 2008             Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)   8

List of Attachments
Activity 1: KWL Job Description Chart
Construction Presentation
    expectations
    rubric
Job Application
    Guideline
    Samples
    rubric
Resume writing
    Guideline
    samples
    rubric
Cover Letter Check List
    Guideline
    Samples
    rubric

Follow up Letter
     Guideline
     Samples
     rubric
Mock Interview Check List
     Guideline
     Samples
     rubric
January 2008                    Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                                         9

Activity 1
Job Descriptions

 Discipline:              English
 Course Code:             ENG 4C1
 Course Name:             Grade 12 English College Preparation
 Strand/Unit:             Writing, Reading & Literature Studies

  Overall Expectations:

  Writing                          1, 2, 3
  Oral Communication               1, 2



 Specific Expectations

 Writing       1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4,
 Oral
 Communication 1.1, 2.1, 2.3




  Catholic Graduate Expectations

  CGE 2a, CGE2b, CGE2d, CGE3c, CGE4f, CGE4g, CGE5a, CGE5b




 Activities Overview
 Day 1
 Before:
         Begin the class by asking the students to share their intent for post graduation. The students should
          write their responses on the sheet provided (Job Description Discussion - Activity 1A)
         Brainstorm a list of possible jobs in the field of Information and Communications Technology.

 During:
         In small groups, have the students write a brief description of an occupation of their choice using
          prior knowledge, on the worksheet provided. (Job Description Chart - Activity 1B)
         Have the students share their responses with the class.



 After:
         Assign a job title to each student or group, and outline the presentation expectations. (Career Path
          Presentation – Activity 2)
January 2008                 Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                                  10

                        Construction Career Path Presentation Rubric

Category/Criteria        Level 1              Level 2             Level 3             Level 3
                        (50-59%)             (60-69%)            (70-79%)            (80-89%)


Knowledge/           Demonstrates        Demonstrates         Demonstrates        Demonstrates
Understanding        limited             some                 considerable        thorough
                     understanding       understanding        Understanding       understanding
Understanding        and definition of    and definition of   and definition of   and definition of
and definition of    job descriptions    job descriptions     job descriptions    job descriptions
job descriptions

Thinking             Selecting/synthe    Selecting/synthes    Selecting/synthes   Selecting/synthes
                     sizing relevant     izing relevant       izing relevant      izing relevant
Selecting/synthesi   information for     information for      information for     information for
zing relevant        job                 job requirements     job requirements    job requirements
information for      requirements        with some            with                with a high
job requirements     with limited        effectiveness        considerable        degree
                     effectiveness                            effectiveness       effectiveness


Communication        Transfer of         Transfer of          Transfer of         Transfer of
                     knowledge and       knowledge and        knowledge and       knowledge and
Transfer of          skills              skills               skills              skills
knowledge and        with limited        with some            with                with a high
skills               effectiveness       effectiveness        considerable        degree of
                                                              effectiveness       effectiveness


Application           Uses limited       Uses some skills     Uses a variety of   Uses many skills
                     skills to develop   to develop           skills to develop   to develop
Vocal skills         mannerism,          mannerism, tone,     mannerism, tone,    mannerism, tone,
(mannerism, tone,    tone, voice,        voice,               voice.              voice,
voice, expression)   expression.         expression.                              expression.
January 2008               Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                11

                   Job Description Discussion (Activity 1A)

    1. What do you see yourself doing two years from now?

        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________

    2. What do you see yourself doing five years from now?

        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________

    3. What do you see yourself doing ten years from now?

        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________

    4. What do you intend to immediately after graduation?

        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________

    5. What would be the perks of a career in construction?

        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________

    6. What are the different jobs in the area of construction?

        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
January 2008               Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                  12


                           Job Description Chart (Activity 1B)

               Occupation of my choice:

   What I already know       Things I wonder about /        What I’ve learned
                                 want to learn
January 2008                    Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                                       13

Activity 2
Career Path Presentation

 Discipline:              English
 Course Code:             ENG 4C1
 Course Name:             Grade 12 English College Preparation
 Strand/Unit:             Writing, Reading & Literature Studies

  Overall Expectations:

  Media                            3
  Reading                          2
  Writing                          1,2,3,4
  Oral Communication               1, 2,3

 Specific Expectations

 Media         1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
 Writing       1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 33.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1
 Oral
 Communication 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4, 2.5, 2.7



  Catholic Graduate Expectations

  CGE 2a, CGE2b, CGE2c, CGE2d, CGE3c, CGE4f, CGE4g, CGE5g




 Activities Overview
 Day 2 and 3
 Before:
         Place the students into small groups and have them research the assigned topic.

 During:
         Have them prepare a power point presentation according to the expectations outlined on the
          handout (Career Path Presentation – Activity 2)

 After:
         Conference with groups to ensure progress is being made on the assignment. Students may need a
          review on how to create powerpoint-style presentations.
         Ensure all research that students are doing is cited for accuracy.

 Day 4 and 5: Class Presentations / Evaluation
         Have the students deliver their presentations and evaluate according to the assessment rubric
          provided. (See Career Path Presentation Rubric)
January 2008                    Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                              14


                                Career Path Presentation – Activity #2

    A) Select one of the occupations listed below and prepare a presentation including the
       elements outlined in sections B and C.

Communication Technology Occupations:

    Camera Operator                   Web Developer                Tech Writer
    Sound Production                  Software Consultant          Business Development
    Light Technician                  Network Security             On-Air Production
    Editor                            Telecoms Management          Program Host
    Reporter                          Strategic Planning           News Anchor
    Software Developer                Business Ownership           Marketing and Promotions
    Web Developer                     Usability Architecture       Internal Communications
    Project Manager                   Executive Management         Hardware Support
    IT Support                        Mergers and Acquisitions     Customer Support
    Business Manager                  Software Tester              Field Engineer
    Strategic Manager                 Business Analyst             Networking
    Radio Communications              Database Administration      Quality Assurance
    Videographer                      Research Officer             Producer
    Human Resources                   Account Manager              Audio Engineer
    Information Analyst               Reporter                     Audio Visual Tech
    Casting Recruiter                 TV / News Writer             Hair and Makeup
    Costume Design                    Prop Manager                 Animator


    B) Research the selected occupation and prepare a presentation outlining the following
       information:

              Job description
              Education required / pre-requisites
              On site experience
              Licenses ./ Certifications
              Salary expectations
              Where to go – application process
              Union / membership
              Eligibility (age, health…)

    C) Presentation Plan / Expectations: The presentation should be 10 to 15 minutes in length
       and should include the following elements:

               1) A Creative introduction
               2) A Lecture – detailing the research information
               3) 2 Visuals – including a power point presentation
               4) A Handout for the class (which includes point form information, photos and a
                  work cited)
               5) A Creative conclusion
January 2008                     Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                                         15


Activity 3
The Job Posting

 Discipline:               English
 Course Code:              ENG 4C1
 Course Name:              Grade 12 English College Preparation
 Strand/Unit:              Writing, Reading & Literature Studies

  Overall Expectations:

  Media                             1, 2, 3
  Reading                           1, 2
  Writing                           1, 2, 3, 4
  Oral Communication                1, 2

 Specific Expectations

 Reading       1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
 Writing       1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.5
 Oral
 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 2.7



  Catholic Graduate Expectations

  CGE 2a, CGE2b, CGE2d, CGE3c, CGE4f, CGE4g




 Activities Overview
 Days 6 and 7

 Before:

         Instruct the students to select a job of their choice, in the field of Construction and gather postings
          and application forms for that occupation.


 During:
         They should then complete the written assignment (The Job Posting – Activity 3)

 After:
         Assist students in filling out the form.
January 2008                        Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                                          16

                                           The Job Posting – Activity 3

Select an occupation in the field of Information and Communications Technology that interests you and
complete the following tasks.

Day 1: Library Research / Job Posting

1) Find an actual job posting from the newspaper and or internet source. The posting should include:

        The name of the company
        A contact person
        The position / expectations
        A phone number and or address
        Wage or Salary information
        Education / Experience Requirements

2) Print or clip the posting and submit it along with your assignment at the end of the unit.

3) Answer each of the following questions in thoughtful and detailed paragraphs:

    a)   Where did you find the job posting?


                                                                                           _____________________

    b) What caught your attention?




                                                                            ____________________________________

    c)   Was it difficult to find a job posting in a field that interests you?




                                                                            ____________________________________

    d) Is the information on the posting detailed? Does it answer all of your questions?




                                                                            ____________________________________

    e)   What questions do you still have regarding this job? (Include at least 3)




                                                                            ____________________________________

4) Call or e-mail the company in order to find out more about this position. Ask the following questions, as
well as the 3 you created in section 3e. Write the answers in the space provided.

    a)   Indicate the name of the individual with whom you are speaking (contact person), as well as the name of the
         company.
January 2008                       Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                           17

                                                                                    ______________

    b) What are the essential tasks of the position?




                                                               ____________________________________

    c)   When does this job begin / end?




                                                               ____________________________________

    d) Is it a full time or part time position?




                                                               ____________________________________

    e)   What are the hours (times, days…)?




                                                               ____________________________________

    f)   What is the age / education requirement?




                                                               ____________________________________

    g) How do I apply for the position?




                                                               ____________________________________


    h) Are there benefits?




                                                               ____________________________________

    i)   Is there a uniform / dress code?
January 2008                      Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                            18




                                                               ____________________________________

    j)   Do you require written references or contact names?




                                                               ____________________________________

    k) Do you require a portfolio?




                                                               ____________________________________

    l)   Write responses to your 3 questions.




                 _______________________________________________________________________________
January 2008                     Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                                 19

Activity 4
How to Complete a Job Application

 Discipline:               English
 Course Code:              ENG 4C1
 Course Name:              Grade 12 English College Preparation
 Strand/Unit:              Writing, Reading & Literature Studies

  Overall Expectations:

  Media                             1, 2, 3
  Reading                           1, 2
  Writing                           1, 3, 4
  Oral Communication                1, 2

 Specific Expectations

 Reading       1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
 Writing       1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.5
 Oral
 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 2.7



  Catholic Graduate Expectations

  CGE 2a, CGE2b, CGE2d, CGE3c, CGE4f, CGE4g,




 Activities Overview
 Day 8

 Before:

         Review – the “How to Complete a Job Application” sheet.
         Have the students include their findings. ( Activity 4)

 During:
         They should then complete an actual Job Application Form (Tim Horton’s Application or an actual
          application for the job they are applying for).
         They should then complete the written assignment (The Job Posting – Activity 3)

 After:
         Assist students in filling out the form.
January 2008             Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                20

                                 Activity 4
                       How to Complete a Job Application

    1) Write responses to each of the following,

Personal Information
Name___________________________________
Address_________________________________
      _________________________________
      _________________________________
      _________________________________
      _________________________________
Education
        _______________________________________________________________
        _______________________________________________________________
        _______________________________________________________________
        _______________________________________________________________
        _______________________________________________________________
Days you would be available to work
        ______________________________________________________________
Salary/pay expectations
        ______________________________________________________________




Previous Experience

Employment History
I.E (title, responsibilities, location, address, reasons for
leaving, employer name and number)

______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
January 2008           Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                  21



    2) Now that you have accumulated this information complete the actual
       Tim Horton’s Job Application attached.
January 2008                     Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                                         22


Activity 5
How to Write a Resume

 Discipline:               English
 Course Code:              ENG 4C1
 Course Name:              Grade 12 English College Preparation
 Strand/Unit:              Writing, Reading & Literature Studies

  Overall Expectations:

  Media                             1, 2, 3
  Reading                           1, 2
  Writing                           1, 2, 3, 4
  Oral Communication                1, 2

 Specific Expectations

 Reading       1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
 Writing       1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.5
 Oral
 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 2.7



  Catholic Graduate Expectations

  CGE 2a, CGE2b, CGE2d, CGE3c, CGE4f, CGE4g




 Activities Overview
 Day 9

 Before:

         Review – “How to Write a Resume.”
         Have the students brainstorm their personal information and write their responses. (Activity 5)

 During:
         Instruct the students to write their own resume tailored to the position they are applying for in Activity
          2. (See Resume Rubric)

 After:
         Assist students in filling out their resume.
January 2008              Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)              23

                                    Activity 5
                              How to Write a Resume

    1) Before you write your resume gather the following information and
       write point form responses for each of the categories below:
Intent
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________

Work Experience
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
Related Work Experience
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________

Computer Skills
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________

Education
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________

References
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
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    2) Using the information you gathered, write a one to two page resume of
       your own. You may also use this graphic organizer to brainstorm ideas.




           Jobs Held     Technical Skills          Extra        Languages
                                                 Curricular




               Sports    Volunteer Work          References      Interests
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                                Construction Resume Rubric

  Category/Criteria         Level 1             Level 2             Level 3             Level 3
                           (50-59%)            (60-69%)            (70-79%)            (80-89%)


Knowledge/              Demonstrates        Demonstrates        Demonstrates        Demonstrates
Understanding           limited             some                considerable        thorough
                        understanding       understanding       understanding       understanding
Elements of resume      of resume           of resume           of resume           of resume
style and terminology   format/style        format/style        format/style        format/style
are represented


Thinking               Selects and          Selects and         Selects and         Selects and
                       synthesizes          synthesizes         synthesizes         synthesizes
Selecting/synthesizing relevant             relevant            relevant            relevant
relevant information   information for      information for     information for     information for
for resume             resume with          resume with         resume with         resume with a
                       limited              some                considerable        high degree
                       effectiveness        effectiveness       effectiveness       effectiveness


Communication           Communicating       Communicating       Communicating       Communicating
                        for different       for different       for different       for different
Communicating for       audiences and       audiences and       audiences and       audiences and
different audiences     purposes with       purposes with       purposes with       purposes with a
and purposes            limited             some                considerable        high degree of
                        effectiveness       effectiveness       effectiveness       effectiveness


Application             Uses limited        Uses some           Uses a variety      Uses many
                        skills to develop   skills to develop   skills to develop   skills to develop
Writing skills          a coherent          a coherent          a coherent          a coherent
                        resume              resume              resume              resume
January 2008                    Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                                         26




Activity 6
How to Write a Cover Letter

 Discipline:               English
 Course Code:              ENG 4C1
 Course Name:              Grade 12 English College Preparation
 Strand/Unit:              Writing, Reading & Literature Studies

  Overall Expectations:

  Media                            1, 2, 3
  Reading                          1, 2
  Writing                          1, 3, 4
  Oral Communication               1, 2

 Specific Expectations

 Reading       1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
 Writing       1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.5
 Oral
 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 2.7



  Catholic Graduate Expectations

  CGE 2a, CGE2b, CGE2d, CGE3c, CGE4f, CGE4g



 Activity Overview
 Day 10

 Before:

         Review – “How to Write a Cover Letter.”

 During:
         Have the students complete the outline tailored to the position they are applying for in Activity 2.
          (Activity 6)

 After:
         Distribute a sample cover letter and instruct the students write their cover letter. (See Cover Letter
          Rubric)
         Assist students in filling out their letter.
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                                       Activity 6
                               How to Write a Cover Letter

   3) Before you write your cover letter, gather the following information and
      write point form responses on this outline:


Employer contact information

Salutation
       Dear Mr./Mrs.

    ___________________________________________________________________________
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    ____________

First body paragraph
       The position you are applying for.

       Why the employer should select you.

       How to follow up.

    ___________________________________________________________________________
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    ___________________________________________________________________________



Second body paragraph
       Explain why you are writing.

       Indicate the position you are applying for and why you are interested.

       List mutual contact if you have one.

       ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
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        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________

Third body paragraph
       Explain what you have to offer to the employer.

       Indicate your qualifications for the job you are applying for.

       Do not copy your resume, link your experience to the job you are seeking.

        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________

Final body paragraph
       Thank the employer for considering you.

       Describe how you will follow up.

        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________

Complimentary close
       Respectfully yours,

    ___________________________________________________________________________
    ___________________________________________________________________________
    ____________

   4) Write a one page cover letter tailored to the position you are applying for
      in activity 3.
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                              Construction Cover Letter Rubric

  Category/Criteria         Level 1             Level 2             Level 3             Level 3
                           (50-59%)            (60-69%)            (70-79%)            (80-89%)


Knowledge/              Demonstrates        Demonstrates        Demonstrates        Demonstrates
Understanding           limited             some                considerable        thorough
                        understanding       understanding       understanding       understanding
Elements of Cover       of cover letter     of cover letter     of cover letter     of cover letter
Letter style and        format/style        format/style        format/style        format/style
terminology are
represented


Thinking               Selects and          Selects and         Selects and         Selects and
                       synthesizes          synthesizes         synthesizes         synthesizes
Selecting/synthesizing relevant             relevant            relevant            relevant
relevant information   information for      information for     information for     information for
for cover letter       cover letter with    cover letter with   cover letter with   cover letter with
                       limited              some                considerable        a high degree
                       effectiveness        effectiveness       effectiveness       effectiveness


Communication           Communicating       Communicating       Communicating       Communicating
                        for different       for different       for different       for different
Communicating for       audiences and       audiences and       audiences and       audiences and
different audiences     purposes with       purposes with       purposes with       purposes with a
and purposes            limited             some                considerable        high degree of
                        effectiveness       effectiveness       effectiveness       effectiveness


Application             Uses limited        Uses some           Uses a variety      Uses many
                        skills to develop   skills to develop   skills to develop   skills to develop
Writing skills          a coherent          a coherent          a coherent          a coherent
                        cover letter        cover letter        cover letter        cover letter
January 2008                   Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                                        30


Activity 7
Interview Skills

 Discipline:              English
 Course Code:             ENG 4C1
 Course Name:             Grade 12 English College Preparation
 Strand/Unit:             Writing, Reading & Literature Studies

  Overall Expectations:

  Media                           1, 2
  Reading                         1, 2
  Writing                         1
  Oral Communication              1, 2

 Specific Expectations

 Reading       1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
 Writing       1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.5
 Oral
 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5


 Oral
 Catholic Graduate Expectations
 Communication 1.1, 2.1, 2.3

  CGE 2a, CGE2b, CGE2d, CGE2c, CGE3c, CGE4f, CGE4g




 Activities Overview
 Day 11

 Before:

         Review – the “How to Prepare for a Job Interview.”
         Have the students write answers the interview questions on the handout provided. Activity 7)

 During:
         Place the students into small groups and instruct them to conduct mock interviews using the
          questions and answers they were working on.

 After:
         Have the students present their mock interviews the class at the end of the period (See “Mock
          Interview Rubric”)
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                                      Activity 7
                        How to Prepare for a Job Interview
Here is a list of possible job interview questions. Respond to each one.
    1) What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?

        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________

    2) Tell me about yourself.

        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________


    3) Why do you think you are the best person for this job?

        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________


    4) Have you ever been in a conflicting situation at work? How did you resolve it?

        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
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        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________

    5) What applicable attributes and or experience do you have?

        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________

    6) What are your goals for the next five years?

        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________

    7) What interests you about this job?

        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________

    8) If the people you who know you were asked why you should be hired, what would
       they say?

        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
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        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        _______________________________________________________________________

    9) What are your salary expectations?

        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________

    10) Is there anything about this job or company that you would like to know?

        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________

Come up with three questions of your own.
        1_______________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        2_______________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        3_______________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
        ________________________________________________________________________
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                            Construction Mock Interview Rubric

  Category/Criteria         Level 1            Level 2             Level 3            Level 3
                           (50-59%)           (60-69%)            (70-79%)           (80-89%)


Knowledge/              Demonstrates       Demonstrates        Demonstrates       Demonstrates
Understanding           limited            some                considerable       thorough
                        understanding      understanding of    understanding      understanding
Job interview skills    of the uses and    the uses and        of the uses and    of the uses and
                        effects of         effects of          effects of         effects of
                        interview skills   interview skills    interview skills   interview skills


Thinking                Plans and          Plans and           Plans and          Plans and
                        prepares           prepares            prepares           prepares
Interview readiness,    information for    information for     information for    information for
planning and            interview with     interview with      interview with     interview with
preparation             limited            some                considerable       a high degree
                        effectiveness      effectiveness       effectiveness      effectiveness


Communication           Communicating      Communicating       Communicating      Communicating
                        for different      for different       for different      for different
Communicating for       audiences and      audiences and       audiences and      audiences and
different audiences     purposes in a      purposes in a job   purposes in a      purposes in a
and purposes in a job   job interview      interview with      job interview      job interview
interview               with limited       some                with               with a high
                        effectiveness      effectiveness       considerable       degree of
                                                               effectiveness      effectiveness


Application              Uses limited      Uses some skills    Uses a variety     Uses many
                        skills to          to develop          of skills to       skills to
Vocal skills            develop            mannerism, tone,    develop            develop
(mannerism, tone,       mannerism,         voice,              mannerism,         mannerism,
voice, expression)      tone, voice,       expression.         tone, voice.       tone, voice,
                        expression.                                               expression.
January 2008                    Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)                                          35

Activity 8
How to Follow Up

 Discipline:               English
 Course Code:              ENG 4C1
 Course Name:              Grade 12 English College Preparation
 Strand/Unit:              Writing, Reading & Literature Studies

  Overall Expectations:

  Media                             1, 2, 3
  Reading                           1, 2
  Writing                           1, 2, 3, 4
  Oral Communication                1, 2

 Specific Expectations

 Reading       1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
 Writing       1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.5
 Oral
 Communication 1.1, 1.2, 2.7



  Catholic Graduate Expectations

  CGE 2a, CGE2b, CGE2d, CGE3c, CGE4f, CGE4g




 Activities Overview
 Day 12

 Before:

         Review – “How to Write a Follow-Up Letter.” Activity 8

 During:
         Have the students complete the information on the handout provided.

 After:
         Instruct the students to write a follow-up letter for the job selected in Activity 2 (See Follow-Up Letter
          Rubric)
         Assist students in writing their letter.
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                                       Activity 8
                            How to Prepare for the Follow-Up
If you submitted a resume or had an interview and have not heard back from the employer you
may take any of the following steps,
     Email

       Phone call

       Send a note

       Mail a letter

       Visit in person


Questions you may ask
       What is the recruiting process?

       Are all candidates contacted?

       Is there additional information that is required?

       If there is new information about you that you can to add to the file?

       Is it possible to arrange an interview?

Remember to
       Thank the person for their time

       Check the spelling of their name, title, address

       Let them know of your continued interest

       Summarize your strong points


Activity
       Write your own follow-up letter in email format.

       Use the format on the next page.




(Salutation)
______________________________________

(Remind the person of either an interview you had or a resume you submitted, etc.)
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______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
(Explain your interest)
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
(Add more information re. your skills/education and how you can be reached)
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
(Thank the recipient)
______________________________________________________________________________

(Regards)
___________________________________________________
(Signature)
___________________________________________________
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                           Construction Follow Up Letter Rubric


  Category/Criteria         Level 1             Level 2             Level 3             Level 3
                           (50-59%)            (60-69%)            (70-79%)            (80-89%)


Knowledge/              Demonstrates        Demonstrates        Demonstrates        Demonstrates
Understanding           limited             some                considerable        thorough
                        understanding       understanding       understanding       understanding
Elements of follow up   of follow up        of follow up        of follow up        of follow up
letter style and        letter              letter              letter              letter
terminology are         format/style        format/style        format/style        format/style
represented


Thinking               Selects and          Selects and         Selects and         Selects and
                       synthesizes          synthesizes         synthesizes         synthesizes
Selecting/synthesizing relevant             relevant            relevant            relevant
relevant information   information for      information for     information for     information for
for follow up letter   follow up letter     follow up letter    follow up letter    follow up letter
                       with limited         with some           with                with a high
                       effectiveness        effectiveness       considerable        degree
                                                                effectiveness       effectiveness


Communication           Communicating       Communicating       Communicating       Communicating
                        for different       for different       for different       for different
Communicating for       audiences and       audiences and       audiences and       audiences and
different audiences     purposes with       purposes with       purposes with       purposes with a
and purposes            limited             some                considerable        high degree of
                        effectiveness       effectiveness       effectiveness       effectiveness


Application             Uses limited        Uses some           Uses a variety      Uses many
                        skills to develop   skills to develop   skills to develop   skills to develop
Writing skills          a coherent          a coherent          a coherent          a coherent
                        follow up letter    follow up letter    follow up letter    follow up letter

								
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