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Lesson Title GED Success Stories and Steps to Higher Education
Unit Title Goal Achievement
NRS Level Level 4
Length of Lesson 90 minutes
Lesson Purpose

Students will determine the key steps to beginning higher education courses. This lesson seeks to encourage students to earn their GEDs and pursue higher education degrees, certificates, or training.

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to conduct research to identify the key steps toward achieving specific career goals.  The students will read and focus on some success stories of real people and make a list of the steps they took to reach their educational and career goals.

Student Target

I can conduct research to identify the key steps necessary for a person to achieve his/her educational goals.


CCR Standards
  • Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Lead CCR Level Specific Standards
Writing Anchor 7: Level D
  • Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.

Supporting CCR Level Specific Standards
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. [This includes the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes.]
    a. Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
    b. Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
    c. Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
    d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
    e. Establish and maintain a formal style.
    f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
  • Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
KYAE Employability Standards
  • E.7 Accurately analyze information and respond appropriately.

  • E.10 Seek out opportunities for advancement and improvement of personal skills and abilities.