Careers in Self-expression of Interests and Talents. (Use as a Google App or Pdf.)


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Subj: Career and Technical Education, Vocational Education
Grade Levels: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, HomeSchool and Adulthood
Resource Type: Assessment, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
Google Slides (37 pages)
Standards CCSS

Welcome to Careers: Self-expression in Interests and Talents.

This product can be used as a google app or a pdf student independent work packet beneficial for teachers and parents during distance learning. It is drawn from Emotional Literacy to student self-awareness in taking a career inventory of interests and strengths. After you purchase and download the pdf, go to the second slide and you will see the google link.  This resource includes a self-assessment beneficial to the student for developing clarity for career choices that meet the student’s interests. The content is engaging and informal for youth to see their interests and best strengths/talents that can be transferred into career options. Like all of my resources, this product was drawn and created from the findings of 15 years of qualitative research.

1. How does it work?

2. Objectives

3. How Does Self-expression in Interests and Talents Meet Common Core Standard


1. How does it work?

The student completes the Answer Sheet.

Next the student completes Answer Key (matching answers from Answer Sheet). The student receives individualized ideas and career options that match h-her interest. The possibilities for students is presented in 7 levels: volunteer, hobby, self-employment, jobs, certification/training, college, and careers with advanced degrees.

2. Objectives:

a. Student will read the numbered item, example, or scenario. 

b. The student will consider the item and decide if it applies to h-her. For example the numbered item reflects the student’s:

-self-expression in interests or talent.

-past experience or interest that was motivating.

-interest to pursue learning more about the career and possibly choosing it for career exploration.

c. The student will check ‘applies to me’, if it applies to h-her or leave the item blank (as it does not apply to h-her). The student then moves to the next numbered item.

3. How this product Meets Common Core Standard

The Self-expression in Interests and Talents self-assessment meets the  Common Core Standards

[CCRA/R/1/] Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

[CCRA/R/1/] Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly 

The student will read each numbered item on the Self-expression in Interests and Talents and make logical inferences from it. 

The student will then reflect upon their own interest in experiencing the numbered item activity and/or an interest to learn more about it. The student makes a choice to check, ‘applies to me’ or does not check item because it doesn’t apply to him. 

The student then reads the next numbered item. 

[CCRA/R/1/] Cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

After taking the self-assessment, the student will match h-her interests to numbered items in the Answer Key. From that list, the student will 

[CCRA/R/1/] cite specific textual evidence 

[CCRA/R/1/] when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. 

The student will write about or present h-her conclusions, ideas to explore, talents to develop, and/or interests to explore for a career.


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Thank you for respecting these boundaries.

My best,

Dr. Jackie Marquette


Author – writing about emotional literacy

relating to youth self-advocacy,

career development, and well-being

to adapt.

Independent Qualitative Researcher

Total Pages

38 slides

Answer Key


Teaching Duration