Text-Dependent Questions and Choosing Details to Support a Claim

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Readers learn how to choose specific details drawn from a primary source (Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford University commencement address) to support an analysis of informative text.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask readers to add to their own life rules list after reading the address
Classroom Considerations

  • The 12 lessons in a unit study of Bud, Not Buddy are progressive and designed to be used in order
  • This lesson is the second of several that examine Steve Jobs' graduation speech to the 2005 Stanford University graduating class
Pros

  • Readers use the provided graphic organizer to compare events in Jobs' speech to events in the life of the main character in Bud, Not Buddy
  • The 14-page packet includes a list of text-dependent questions, graphic organizers, and the complete text of Jobs' address
Cons

  • None
Common Core