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1 Skills and Interests-How They Relate to Career Choices? A Career Development Lesson for Second Grade Presented by Althea Allison and Claire Murphy Professional School Counselors

2 ASCA Domain Career Development ASCA National Standard A: Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.

3 Competencies Addressed: CD:A1.3 Develop an awareness of personal abilities, skills, interests, and motivations CD:A1.8 Pursue and develop competency in areas of interest

4 Lesson Objectives Students will define “skill” and “interest” Students will identify school skills necessary for success Students will know that it is important to consider one’s skills and interests when making life plans

5 Lesson Materials  Markers/Pencils  Second Grade Career Skill/Interest Assessment  Second Grade Skill/Interest Student Activity Page  One of the following books: How Santa Got His Job, Schindler, 2004 How Santa Lost His Job, Schindler, 2004 Jeremy’s Decision, Brott, 1996 Silly Lilly, Rosenstiehl, 2011  Additional resources given on August 9, 2011

6 Pre Test Assessment d _2 Please take the pre test at this time. Look at each picture and decide if it depicts a skill or an interest.

7 Essential Questions 1.What is a skill? 2.What is an interest? 3.How will knowing my skills and interests help me plan my life?

8 What is a skill? A skill is something I can do!

9 What is an interest? An interest is something that I like or something I am curious about.

10 How will knowing my skills and interests help me plan my life?

11 How Santa Got His Job! Listen to a story about how Santa discovered his skills and interests and how he ended up with his job.

12 Questions About the Book 1.What things did Santa do well? 2.What was Santa interested in? 3.How did his skills and interests help him find just the right job? 4.What is something you are learning at school that might help you find just the right job someday?

13 Let’s give some examples of skills and interests! Can some things be both a skill and an interest?

14 Activity /xid _2 Have students work in groups to identify skills and interests on worksheet.

15 Post Test Assessment 2nd Grade Pre-Post Career Assessment.docx Computing Results: Total A= total # of correct pre test answers/# of students Total B = total # of correct post test answers/# of students Percentage Improvement = B-A/A For example: A class of 20 students take the 10 question pre test and score a total of 60 correct answers. Total A = 60/20 =3.0. During the post test these same 20 students take the 10 question post test and score a total of 100 correct answers. Total B=100/20 = 5.0. Percentage of improvement is 5-3/3 =67%! 2nd Grade Pre-Post Career Assessment.docx

16 Reporting Results Class Showed 67% Improvement!


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