ACTIVITY: Do I need a mentor?

Florida State Standards

LAFS.1112.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text.

LAFS.1112.W.2.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

LAFS.1112.L.1.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. a. Observe hyphenation conventions. b. Spell correctly

Teacher Needs

            NEXT article, “Do I need a mentor?

Laptop/desktop

Internet access

MS Word

Student Needs

            NEXT article, “Do I need a mentor?

Laptop/desktop

            Internet access

            MS Word

Introduction

A mentor is someone you admire, but is there more to choosing a mentor than admiration?  After reading the NEXT magazine article, “Do I need a Mentor?”, complete the task below.

Task 1

  1. Read the following article from Forbes online, this is one of the articles in a series Forbes has published about mentors and mentees. If interested access and read all of the articles.

 4 Things to look for in a mentor (Ctrl + Click)

Task 2

After you have read the article, follow the list of instructions below:

  1. Write a summary of the article.
  2. Write your thoughts and opinions on the author’s suggestions about choosing a mentor. Do you agree or disagree? Why?
  3. Write a letter to the person you feel would be a flawless mentor for you. Tell why you have chosen this person, include details (do not include a name).

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