Telling My Story

Entrance essays are the ultimate sales pitch! Show your seniors how to market themselves in the first of six college and career readiness lesson plans. Pupils discover the do's and don'ts of writing personal statements through research, discussion, and draft writing.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Plan extra time for pupils to peer review their partners' papers
  • Critique a sample essay as a whole class and make a list of good and bad elements on the board
Classroom Considerations

  • Schedule computer time for each student
  • Partner with an ELA teacher for additional support 
Pros

  • The teacher's guide includes several writing prompts, tips, and links to additional materials
  • Scholars can easily edit their rough drafts to create finished copies, which saves time when they need the essay for admissions
Cons

  • None