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Becoming a Self-advocate

Learning Plan 3: Finding Careers of Interest

Overview: Determine Career Options Based on Interest and Skill Levels
In Learning Plan 3, you will make career choices based on interest, values and skill levels.
Refer to your Academic Career Plan (My Plan in Career Cruising (Xello)) .

Wisconsin Standards for English Language Arts in all Subjects 6-12 and
Wisconsin Essential Elements
Language: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

L.4.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown EE.L.4.4 Demonstrate knowledge of word
and multiple-meaning words and phrases based meanings.
on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly
from a range of strategies. Benchmarks
a. Use context as a clue to guide selection of a
word that completes a sentence read aloud by an
b. Use frequently occurring root words (e.g., talk)
and the words that result when word endings are
added (e.g., talked, talking, talks).

Writing: Production and Distribution of Writing

W.4.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which EE.W.4.4 Produce writing that expresses more
the development and organization are appropriate than one idea.
to task, purpose, and audience.

Speaking and Listening: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

SL.9-10.4 Present information, findings, and EE.SL.9-10.4 Present an argument on a topic with
supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically organized claims, reasons, and evidence.
logically such that listeners can follow the line of
reasoning and the organization, development,
substance, and style are appropriate to purpose,
audience, and task.

Learning Objectives
This learning plan addresses the following learning objectives to help you master the competency:
a. Define terms career, occupation, job, essential functions and career/interest inventories.
b. Explore career interest.
c. Determine essential functions needed for career choices.
d. Evaluate individual strengths and skills related to career choices.
e. Evaluate individual challenges and skills needed for career choices.
f. Determine the relationship between career interest, essential functions of the career and
current skill levels.
g. Apply self-advocacy principles as related to choosing career options.
Learning Activities
Lesson Plan Template

Before starting these Learning Activities refer to the students’ Academic and
Career Plan (ACP) and their progress in their “My Plan” in Career Cruising (Xello).
Before starting these Learning Activities consider having students complete the
WI Transition App

_____0. Assignment 3.0 Vocabulary-- Finding Career Interests

_____1. Assignment 3.1: My Career Survey and Strategic Career Planning Guide
In Part A, decide which types of careers you are interested in based on the different
factors in your life. Then choose three careers to consider for Part B- Strategic
Career Planning Guide. See Teacher Resources for additional materials related to
selecting and exploring career choices. You can use information from Academic
Career Planning (ACP) Activities and transition assessment activities to
create employment and education/training goals for your Post-Secondary
Transition Plan (PTP).

_____2. Assignment 3.2: Career Choices Essay

Using your career selections from the Strategic Career Planning Guide, write an
essay that clearly explains your interest in each career as well as potential
challenges and plans for overcoming these challenges. Review the rubric for more
specific details on how to write the essay. (See Differentiated Activities and