Purpose: This holiday typing activity aims to improve keyboarding students' typing skills while introducing practical aspects of job advertisement creation. By crafting engaging ads for North Pole roles, students will enhance their typing proficiency and gain insights into communication and design in a festive, imaginative context, merging skill development with creative expression.
1. Ask students to choose their favorite North Pole job listed on the Jingle & Type PDF and explain the purpose of a help wanted ad.
2. Have students open a word processing document or slide template to create a help-wanted ad for their chosen North Pole job.
3. Tell students they must format their help wanted ad to include:
Note: (Students may type the requirements and job perks word for word in bulleted form or summarize each one as desired. Creativity is always a plus!) Sample Ad Link
A timer and precut writing prompts for the students to choose from. (Small treats as desired.)
KeyMaster® Variation: For an added challenge, use the KeyMaster® Keyboard to blank out learner’s keys to eliminate selective letter choices.
Additional Variations: Students can be encouraged to make up their own North Pole job along with its job requirements and perks. Help-wanted ads can be printed and displayed around the classroom or hallway as a Christmas decoration.
Additionally, students can type a resume and brief cover letter to apply for one of the North Pole help-wanted ads created by a peer student.
Time Required: Teacher’s discretion
Download this Lesson Plan as a PDF Here: Jingle & Type: North Pole Job Application
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