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Lesson 3: Steve Jobs' Commencement Speech at Stanford

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.6

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“Mindset for Achievement” reflects research into what makes people successful. The article attributes success to being a learner with a “growth mindset” rather than a non-learner with a “fixed mindset.” “Overcoming Obstacles” argues that failure is critical in achieving success and goes further to suggest that what inhibits success can often be attributed to the fear of failure. These texts correlate to Steve Jobs’s speech studied in Lesson 1 because he explains how it took courage for him to fail in order to become successful.
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