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Chapter 15 Getting a Job
Job Search Chapter 15
The student will:
Write personal and career goals.
Identify job qualifications.
Identify job opportunities.
Organize and prepare a printable resume
Describe alternate resumes: Electronic
Develop their personal resume.
Describe the parts and content of an application letter.
Write an application letter.
Complete and application form.
Discuss the purpose of an interview.
Prepare for a job interview, thank you letter after interview, acceptance letter.
Standards: E, F, H, J

Questions for discussion
Cover Letter
Essential Communications Chapter 13 Presentations and Meetings
Chapter 13 Presentations and Meetings
  1. The student will describe two types of short oral presentations.
  2. Discuss planning, organizing, and outlining a formal presentation.Describe 3 important factors in delivering speeches.
  3. Choose an appropriate visual aid that will help the receiver better understand your message.Prepare visual aids that are well received.
  4. Use visual aids in a professional manner during an oral presentation.
  5. Prepare meeting documents.
  6. Identify guidelines for taking part in meetings.
  7. Discuss guidelines for organizing and leading a meeting effectively.
Bellringer: WFTD#15 Quiz; WFTD#16 Misused Words
Standard: D, E, F, G
Checkpoints 1-11
Critical Thinking Questions
Case Study
Career Case Study
Editing Activity
Steve Jobs Commencement Speech
Write an impromptu speech from a topic that you draw.
Create a PowerPoint.
Create an evaluation form for your presentation feedback.
Write a paragraph based on the feedback: Good, Needs Improvement, Personal Improvement Plan
Formative Test
Summative Test

Essential Communications Chapter 9 Writing Reports
Chapter 9 Writing Reports
Objective: The student Will:
  1. Decide when to use a formal report.
  2. Identify parts of a formal report.
  3. Plan, prepare, key, edit a formal report.
EQ: When do you use a formal report? (More complex than informal reports, long, research involved is extensive. Used to report to top managers and those outside the company or organization.)
Bellringer: WFTD#10 and #11
Standards: Report Writing
Essential questions and applications.
Prepare formal reports from example of: Title page, Table of Contents, Report Body, Works Cited)
Research paper: Animal Rights
WFTD#10 and #11
Essential Communications Chapter 8 Writing to Clients and Customers
Chatper 8 Writing to Clients and Customers

The student will:
Plan, organize, write and edit neutral and positive messages, negative messages, and persuasive messages.
D Foundations of Communications-students will apply basic verbal and non-verbal communication skills in both personal and professional settings. E Written Communication-students will understand the nature of written communication by planning and writing documents that are appropriate for the situation, purpose, and audience. I-Technological Communication-students will use technology to enhance the effectiveness of communication.
EQ: What are the 4 steps in planning a message? Should all business messages contain goodwill? For a positive, neutral message what order should be used to present the information? When writing a positive response to a request, what order should be used? What are 4 types of letters that contain positive messages?
Checkpoints and Applications
Writing/editing correspondences in proper format and content: Letters, email, memos
Essential Communicaitons Chapter 7 Writing Memos, E-mail, and Letters
Essential Communications Chapter 7 Writing Memos, Email, and Letters edit delete
(Displays 1/3/2016)
Chapter 7 Writing Memos, E-Mail, and Letters

Objectives: The student will:
  1. Describe types of business correspondence.
  2. Name purposes for business correspondence.
  3. Plan and organize effective business correspondence.
  4. Compose effective memos
  5. Format, edit, and publish memos.
  6. Compose effective e-mail messages.
  7. Describe business uses for instant messages.
  8. Format, edit, publish letters
  9. Prepare envelopes for business letters.
EQ: What are the most common types of business correspondence?
Standards: Memos, e-mails, and letters
Checkpoints and Applications
Create/compose/edit memos, letters and e-mail in proper format with a letterhead.
Know how to fold letters.
Collaborative: Research and report about email safety with a partner.
Formative assessment.
Summative assessment.
Exam Review and Complete Chapter 4
Exam Review Monday
Tuesday Exam Period 1 and Complete Chapter 4
Wednesday Continue Chapter 4 and Exam Review
Thursday Exam Period 6 and Chapter 4
Friday Exam 7 and Chapter 4
Chapter 4 Basics of English Grammar

Chapter 4 English Grammar

The student will:
  • Identify the 8 major parts of speech.
  • Identify subjects and predicates in a sentence.
  • Identify clauses and phrases in a sentence.
  • Identify nouns, pronouns, adjuectives.
  • Create the plural form of nouns.
  • Use nouns, pronouns and adjectives correctly in sentences.
  • Identify types of verbs.
  • Identify adverbs and words they modify.
  • Use verbs and adverbs correctly in sentences.
  • Identify prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections and use correctly in sentences.
Standards: Students will review English grammar because understanding word usage will help you communicate clearly and effectively. The sentence is the core of all communication. Parts of speech are arranged into subjects and predicates. Varying the types of sentences in your writing will make your messages more interesting.

Bellringer: WFTD#7

EQ: Name the 8 parts of speech.

Go over the chapter completing all Checkpoints and section applications with the class and teacher.
Complete Critical Thinking, Editing, Case Study, and Career Case Study.

Complete reflection.
Formative Test
Summative Test
Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Nonverbal Communication and Teamwork
NonVerbal Communication and Teamwork
Objectives: The student will
  • Describe the roles of nonverbal communication.
  • Indicate the nonverbal symbols send in written messages.
  • List nonverbal symbols sent in spoken messages.
  • Identify nonverbal symbols that affect a person's image.
  • Explain the listening process.
  • Identify types of listening and reasons they are used.
  • List barriers to effective listening.
  • Describe effective listening techniques.
  • Identify types of workplace relationships and discuss roles in them.
  • Describe various types of teams and roles of team members.
  • Describe advantages and disadvantages to using workplace teams.
  • Describe techniques for working effectively in teams.
EQ: Can you name nonverbal symbols in the cafeteria setting and how do these symbols affect the people in the cafeteria?
Can you name 10 tips for improving listening skills?
What suggestions would you make for a team to function effectively?
Checkpoints 1-10
Applications: 3.1 page 78; 3.2 page 88; 3.3 page 97
Critical Thinking: page 99
Chapter Applications: page 100-101
Editing: Cengage Website
Reflection: Work Ethics Letter
Group Work Presentation
Chapter 2 Diversity and Ethics
Chapter 1 Diversity and Ethics
Objectives: The student will:
  • Define diversity and identify benefits and challenges in the workplace.
  • Discuss the diversity of the US population and workforce.
  • Discuss how globalization affects the workplace.
  • Describe differences among cultures.
  • Explain the importance of respecting customs and practicing ethics.
  • Describe traits and actions that indicate a person has a professional attitude.
  • Describe strategies for speaking and corresponding with people from other cultures.
  • Define ethics.
  • Identify ethical issues related to communications.
  • Apply ethical standards to business communication.
EQ: Would it be important to you to work for a company that valued diversity? Why? Why not?
Standard: Diversity and Ethics
Bellringer: WFTD#4 Test WFTD#3
Chapter Terms and Questions
Chapter Applications, Check Points, Vocabulary, Critical Thinking Questions
Case Studies
Business Etiquette: Research a culture/country of your choice. Include but not limited to: Currency, Time Differences, Customs for Greeting and Saying Goodbye, Body Language Cues, Meeting and Dining Protocol, Bursiness Dress. Prepare research paper with sources cited. Present the report to the class with a Powerpoint.
Summative Test
WFTD#2 and #3

Chapter 1 Communicating in Your Life
Chapter 1 Communicating in Your Life
Flash Drives and Binders Needed Monday, August 24
Business Attire Day for Extra Credit Tuesday, September 15
Objectives: The student will
  1. Identify the elements of the communication process.
  2. List purposes of business communication.
  3. Identify types of business communications.
  4. List the two type of barriers to communication.
  5. Describe how senders and receivers can overcome communication barrier.
  6. Explain why reading is important for workplace success.
  7. Describe ways reading is used in the workplace
EQ: What is communication? What is each element in the communication process? What are 4 purposes for communication? Why are goodwill and a positive image important for success? Is a letter from the company president to employees an example of informal communication or formal communication? What is an example of internal and external communication barriers? What is an audience profile? How can getting feedback help a sender? What are a receiver's duties in the communication process? Is understanding a spoken message more challenging than a written message? Why is reading important for workplace success?
Standard: Communication
Bellringer: WFTD#1
Chapter Terms and Questions
Vocabulary Acrostic
Chapter Applications
Case Studies
What's In a Name?
Summative Test
Week #1
Accounting 1, Essential Communications, Professional Leadership
Date: Week #1

Standards: Safety and Ethics, Employability Skills, Student Organizations
Objectives: Day 1
The student will complete, examine, these forms:
Personal Information
Daily Expectations (Must be returned with signatures)
Flash Drive Policy
Makeup Policy
Class Requirements and Procedures

Objectives: Day 2
The student will turn in the signed expectation form.
Review the opening day class handouts.
View a presentation on Business Attire and examine the benefits of the business attire extra credit opportunity.

Objectives: Day 3 (08.17.11)
The student will create office safety notes based on teacher-led presentation.
Take home student created safety notes to study for test on Wednesday, August 24.

Objectives: Day 4
The student will review office safety using class discussion with teacher-made Prezi.

Objectives: Day 5
Formal Summary Assessment on Safety.
The student will view a presentation on the benefits and opportunities for students when joining FBLA.
Review daily expectations, makeup policy, business attire, extra credit opportunity and course requirements and procedures.

Complete with teacher: Information sheet, daily expectations, flash drive policy, makeup policy, course requirements and procedures.
Presentation and discussion on business attire, office safety, and FBLA.

Informal assessment: Review daily topics daily expectations, makeup policy course requirements and procedures.
Formal Assessment on Safety

Return Daily Expectations with signatures.
Study for formal test on Safety
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