Part of Lesson Plan: Letters of recommendation
Activity Overview / Details
During roll: Directions on board - Make a written list of 10 positive things about themselves in which the teacher would agree. Think about personal characteristics, classroom and on the job attributes (good things about you!). It could include, attendance, attitude, willingness to go the extra mile, etc.
Instructor announces: What do you think an employer would think about you, as a person and as an employee after he/she reads a letter with these positive comments? Guess what, you are going to get a letter from me with all these comments for your portfolio. Students will need 3 letters of recommendations, one from their ROP site, one from a counselor, other teacher, neighbor, etc. The third will be from you (the teacher). The students all get excited thinking you, the teacher will be writing the letter. But, then you announce the student will have to write the letter themselves, looking at their own strengths and the truth! They may use the list they made during roll. Teacher will only sign it if they agree with whatever the student writes, teacher will also only sign it if there are no errors (it has your name on it). Students must write it, and then send it electronically to you so you may read it and print it if it is appropriate. You then print it off on letterhead. Our letterhead is printed down the left hand side so students must send the letters with the proper margins.