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Lesson 1: Steve Jobs' Commencement Speech at Stanford

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/6/2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/6/3

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Students begin this unit reading Jobs' commencement address at Stanford University in 2005. Jobs clearly communicates a positive life focus while detailing less than successful events from his life in a style that connects specifically with his audience. Focus this first reading on summarizing the speech and then tracing the various hardships Jobs faced on his journey to success.