Xello activity lesson plan resources

userEducator Xello productXello 3-5 Time3 minutes

Use these resources to help your students engage with Xello activities and, in some cases, complete prerequisites to unlock Xello lessons. For students in Xello 3-5, Lessons are called Missions and many have prerequisite activities that students must complete before they can start the Lesson. For example, before students can begin Mission: Skills, they need to have added 3 Skills to their About me profile.

By completing the prerequisites, Xello Lessons are personalized to each individual student based on their interests, skills, saved careers, favorite school subjects and more. This helps them to understand and reflect on content that is meaningful to them.

Prerequisites can also be added to custom lessons and assignments for your students to complete. Some of the resources below might help with those added prerequisites.

In addition to the Xello Activity lesson plans that correspond with a prerequisite, have your students complete the Introduction to About me new tab activity at the beginning of each school year. Encourage them to reflect on and update their Achievements, Skills, and Interests. Help your students maintain their self-knowledge as they learn and grow.

TipTip: These Xello Activity lesson plans work well in tandem with our Lesson resources. These resources include discussion prompts, vocabulary, and pre- and post-Lesson activities.
Xello activity lesson plan Xello prerequisites Time Inquiry prompt
Add Interests, Skills, and Achievements 40 - 50 mins
  • How can understanding myself shape how I think about the future?
Save 3 Careers 30 - 40 mins
  • How can I learn about jobs that interest me?
Add 1 Achievement 15 - 20 mins
  • What have I done that I'm proud of?
Add 1 Goal 20 - 25 mins
  • How do my goals connect to my future plans? 
  • Why is it important to write down my goals?
Save 3 Interests 20 - 30 mins
  • How do people become interested in an activity?
  • How can knowing my interests help me learn about jobs I might like one day?
Rank School Subjects 30 - 40 mins
  • What subjects do I learn in school?
  • How are these subjects different from one another?
  • What can school subjects help me learn about myself?
Save 3 Skills 20 - 30 mins
  • What are some of my skills and why are they important?
  • Where can I use my skills?
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Additional resources

  • pdfPDF
    PDFIntroducing students to Xello: Scope and sequence

    The Scope and sequence document outlines recommendations for how to use Xello throughout each grade.

  • pdfPDF
    PDFLessons pacing guide

    Use this pacing guide to simplify your experience with Xello Lessons and supplementary resources. Topics for each grade level are sequenced for you, so you can see at a glance the order in which to deliver the curriculum.