USC Upward Bound
I teach 7th grade LA but in the past have used "This I Believe" from NPR which has great mentor texts that may work.
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I think this is a great resource to prepare for the personal statement: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/642/01/
Hope it helps,
Give your students a task that will be personal for them: "Step outside of your door and choose one thing that you would change.
To start--ask the kids to design a logo that represents them--tell them that the college they want to attend asks for that. Once the logos are finished, you can get into a conversation about how creating a logo forces a person to cut away all the fluff and get to the essence. From there, they can build their statement.
Teaching personal statement writing is a decent place to show your relational abilities and examine your capacity to boost powerful cooperation with various cross-areas of the scholastic group. For more details please visit:http://www.personalstatement.education/education-and-teaching-personal-statement-writing.html
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