This Packet is designed to help students explore educational opportunities after high school graduation. The packet has over 50 pages of critical readings (with vocabulary work, reflections, author's purpose, and textual evidence practice), videos, speaking & listening activities (including a complete Socratic Seminar guide) a presentation, essay, and huge research opportunities for students. There is also an entire section on setting SMART goals, along with a reflection & re-evaluation section once goals have been met or missed.
This packet really has it all!
Pre-reading & Introduction to Topic
Critical Reading #1 "7 Reasons you should go to College"
Critical Reading #2 "Is College Worth It?"
All About Me Section (determining desired career paths)
Video “Article” #1 “Salary, Health and Happiness: The Benefits of a College Degree”
Video “Article” #2 College Degrees that Make the Most Money”
Media Reflection Section (compare/contrast written vs visual media)
Is College Worth it? Argument Sheet
Complete Socratic Seminar - Notes, Directions, Guidelines, & Accountability Sheets
College Exploration Research Sheets (5 worksheets to gather research on 5 schools)
College Mini-Presentation (students present their "top school")
SMART Goals (so students may work toward admission at their school of choice)
College Essay (5 paragraph essay assignment with shaping sheets, peer edit, revision & more!)
This packet totals 1 full quarter of work and covers nearly every secondary CCSS in the categories of Reading Informational Texts, Writing, and Speaking & Listening.
This is a great unit to start out the year or to help motivate students to get serious about their futures... in a fun, colorful, and interactive way!