Concept / Topic to Teach:
This lesson will introduce students to jobs in the field of technology. They will learn more about utilizing technology in a real world job, and learn more about the specific field of supply chain technology, all while practicing their skills in reading technical and informational text.
Common Core Language Arts Standards Addressed:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.10 Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Students will understand what a Supply Chain Technician does and how they utilize technology in a real world format. They will use multiple media formats and read informational texts with understanding.
Students will explore a website and learning module about Supply Chain Technology. They will utilize both videos and text to gain an understanding of this field. They will complete a career exploration booklet which will reinforce the information and will show their understanding.
Anticipatory Set (Lead-In):
Ask students if they know what a Supply Chain Technician does. Brainstorm a few ideas and take the pre-survey.
Plan For Independent Practice:
Closure (Reflect Anticipatory Set):
Assessment Based On Objectives:
Students complete the post-survey. They are also assessed on their work in the Career Exploration booklet and the closing project.
Adaptations (For Students With Learning Disabilities):
Some possible adaptations include working in partners, using a printed version of the text, having a list of key terms and meanings, headphones to listen to the videos, and having extended time to complete any of the exercises from the career exploration booklet.
Extensions (For Gifted Students):
There are built in extensions throughout the website, where the gifted students can learn more about the field, explore a warehouse, and gain more in-depth insight into this topic. Both the learning module, which has several other sections including an automated warehouse simulation, and the website itself have more information about job opportunities, possible fields of education, and the types of wages that can be earned.
Possible Connections To Other Subjects:
Possible connections to Science, Technology, Physics, and Math depending on the depth taken with the subject.
Middle School Lesson Plan
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