Getting the Gist and Determining Word Meaning: Paragraphs 20–22 of Steve Jobs’ Commencement Address (Lesson 10)

This Getting the Gist and Determining Word Meaning: Paragraphs 20–22 of Steve Jobs’ Commencement Address (Lesson 10) lesson plan also includes:

Groups create a list of the character traits Steve Jobs and Buddy, the main character of Christopher Paul Curtis' Bud, Not Buddy share and select evidence from Jobs' 2005 Stanford University Commencement Address to support their analysis.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Review the Odell reading strategies for determining the meaning of unfamiliar words
Classroom Considerations

  • The tenth in a 12-lesson unit study of Bud, Not Buddy
  • The lessons are designed to be used in order 
Pros

  • The lesson provides readers with opportunities for continued practice of the reading comprehension strategies introduced in the unit
Cons

  • None
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