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Steve Jobs' Commencement Address: Culminating Writing Task

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.9b http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/9/b
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/10
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/6
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.9 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/9
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/10
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.2a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/2/a
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.2b http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/2/b

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Determine a central idea of Jobs’ commencement address and explain how it is conveyed through particular details. Determine a similar central idea of paragraphs 18-22 of “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination” by J.K. Rowling and explain how it is conveyed through particular details. Write an essay that compares and contrasts how each central idea is introduced and elaborated in each speech, including examples and direct quotations. Special Materials: (RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.3, RI.6.9, W.6.2a-b, W.6.9b, W.6.10)
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