Getting the Gist and Determining Word Meaning: Paragraphs 12–14 of Steve Jobs’ Commencement Address

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Groups use a Venn diagram to compare the theme of love and loss in Steve's Jobs' 2005 commencement address to Stanford University students and Christopher Paul Curtis' Bud, Not Buddy.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask readers to continue to add to their own life lessons list
Classroom Considerations
  • The eighth session in a 12-lesson unit using Bud, Not Buddy as the core text
  • The lessons are designed to be used in order
Pros
  • The packet includes a richly detailed plan, worksheets that ask for specific references to the texts, and graphic organizers
Cons
  • None
Common Core