Letters of recommendation



Students will understand the importance of letters of recommendation, and how and who to ask for them. Many students ask teachers to write them a letter and by teaching them how to look at the job, look at themselves and see what qualities they possess they can write a stronger letter of recommendation. Many times the applicant knows more about themselves and the job than the person who is asked to write the letter. The student will send the letter electronically according to the specifitions of the teacher's letterhead.

Time required

1 Class Period

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
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Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to do a self assessment and write a letter of recommendation about themselves.
  • Students will use full block style of letter writing with proper heading, salutations and closings.

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