Lesson Resources for US Educators - Xello 3-5

These resources can help you and your students get the most out of Xello's Lessons:

  • Use Discussion Prompts to engage your students and establish relevance for the topic of the lesson
  • Introduce key vocabulary prior to the lesson
  • Full lesson plans with pre- and post-activities are available for each Lesson
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Mission: Interests

Mission: School Subjects
Mission: Skills

Mission: Goal Setting
Mission: Learning and Future Success

Mission: Facing Big Challenges

Mission: Interests

In this lesson, students explore the importance of interests and the link between interests and activities they can do now and when they're adults. They also have the chance to reflect on one of their interests.
Recommended Grade Estimated Time Prerequisites
3 20 - 30 mins Save 3 interests
Discussion Prompts Vocabulary
  • What are some of your interests?
  • How do people get interested in an activity?
  • How can knowing your interests help you learn about jobs you might like one day?
  • What would it be like if everyone had the same interests?
  • Interests
  • Hobby
  • Pastime
  • Curious

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Mission: School Subjects

In this lesson, students learn to connect what they're learning in school to opportunities outside of school (such as hobbies and chores), reflect positively on the subjects and topics they are learning in school, and identify careers that use their favorite subject on the job.
Recommended Grade Estimated Time Prerequisites
3 30 - 40 mins Rank 6 school subjects
Discussion Prompts Vocabulary
  • What's your favorite subject? Why?
  • What subject do you find most challenging? Why?
  • If you were in charge of the school, what subjects would you make students learn? Why?
  • How do you use what you learn in a subject outside of school?
  • Subject
  • Topic
  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Fact
  • Idea
  • Lesson

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Mission: Skills

In this lesson, students define skills and their importance; link skills with activities at home, in the community, and on the job; explore transferable skills; and reflect on their own skills positively and with confidence.
Recommended Grade Estimated Time Prerequisites
4 20 - 30 mins Save 3 skills
Discussion Prompts Vocabulary
  • What is a skill?
  • How are skills different from interests?
  • What skills do you use most at school? At home?
  • What skills are you learning at school that would also be important in a job (for example: getting along with others)?
  • Skills
  • Transferable
  • Practice
  • Confidence

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Mission: Goal Setting

In this lesson, students learn how to set and stay on track with their goals when faced with various obstacles. They learn to identify the characteristics of a good goal (i.e. achievable and specific), explore potential goal obstacles and ways to overcome them, and reflect on one of their own goals.
Recommended Grade Estimated Time Prerequisites
4 30 - 40 mins Add at least 1 goal
Discussion Prompts Vocabulary
  • What is a goal?
  • Why do people set goals?
  • Is it okay to give up on a goal? Why or why not?
  • What goals do you want to achieve by the end of the school year? Over the summer?
  • Goal
  • Obstacle
  • Procrastinate
  • Distraction
  • Excuse
  • Motivation
  • Realistic

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Mission: Learning and Future Success

In this lesson, students explore the importance of lifelong learning, link learning activities with their perks, and investigate how a commitment to keep learning can help in a career they like.
Recommended Grade Estimated Time Prerequisites
5 20 - 30 mins Like 3 careers
Discussion Prompts Vocabulary
  • What does it mean to be a lifelong learner?
  • Why is being a lifelong learner important?
  • How do people keep learning when they're not in school?
  • How can we develop a love of learning in ourselves? In other people?
  • Effort
  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Mistakes
  • Benefits
  • Practice
  • Lifelong Learning

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Mission: Facing Big Challenges

In this lesson, students learn about the importance of perseverance when faced with big (and small) challenges. They define perseverance and the qualities that help someone persevere, uncover the importance perseverance plays in what they do and achieve, explore ways to demonstrate perseverance, and describe examples of perseverance from their own lives.
Recommended Grade Estimated Time Prerequisites
5 30 - 40 mins Add at least 1 achievement
Discussion Prompts Vocabulary
  • What is perseverance?
  • When have you persevered to overcome an obstacle or big challenge?
  • Do you think people are born knowing how to persevere or do they have to learn it?
  • Why do you think some people give up when they face a big challenge? What would help them not give up?
  • Perseverance
  • Obstacle
  • Resilience
  • Attitude
  • Focus
  • Patience

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