6th Grade - Following Multiple-step Instructions

 
     
 
     
 
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6th
Reading and Comprehension
Following multiple-step instructions
Follow multiple-step instructions for preparing applications (e.g., for a public library card, bank savings account, sports club, league membership).
Follow multiple-step instructions to prepare an application.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

Have you ever applied for a library card, signed up for a subscription, or filled out another type of application? Explain.


(2)

What do you need to be able to know and do in order to complete such a form?


(3)

How are such forms usually organized?


(4)

What do you think would be common mistakes that people make when filling out forms and applications?


(5)

Write your full street address, including ZIP code, in the correct format.


Learning Tips

(1)

Look at the Los Angeles Library application card (http://www.colapublib.org/aboutus/applicationenglish.pdf). Fill in all the information you can, and note what information you will need to find elsewhere.


(2)

What is the difference between a “mailing address” and a “residence address?”


(3)

What is the correct postal abbreviation for California? What if you lived in Texas? Wyoming?


(4)

Why do you need to sign this application? What does your signature represent?


(5)

Why does your parent or guardian have to sign the application?

(6)

What does “Staff Use Only” mean?


Extra Help Problems

(1)

From the instructions at http://www.roguecc.edu/emp/Resources/application.asp, summarize the steps to filling out a job application.

(2)

Fill out the sample job application at http://www.quintcareers.com/employment_application.pdf. What job(s) would you like to apply for?

(3)

Go with your family to your local library and apply for library cards for everyone in your family.

(4)

Fill out the Maryland fishing license, and look on the Internet for good fishing locations in Maryland. Then go and catch a fish.

(5)

Create an application form for your dream job and fill it out.

(6)

Create an application form for a new club you are forming with your friends. Photocopy and distribute it.

(7)

Go to the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) site for your state and see what will be required for a driver’s license when you are old enough to drive.

(8)

Print a voter registration application and fill it out with your parents.

(9)

Create a brochure called “Everything You Need to Know about Forms and Applications”

(10)

Make a list of 20 situations where you might need to fill out a form or application.

(11)

Make a list of 10 ways life would be more difficult if you did not know how to fill out forms.

 

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