Success Stories: On the Radio (view)

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Lesson Overview
Learning goals:
Students will be able to analyze speech writing., Students will be able to write an effective speech., Students will be able to participate in small and large group discussion.
Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell, Success, F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Podcast
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.5
Listening Activity
Speech and Podcast


What does it mean to be "successful"? After analyzing TED Radio Hour episodes, students will discuss, reflect, draft, and create a speech/ podcast that synthesizes their ideas of success. "Success Stories: On the Radio" can be paired with core readings from Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and Gladwell's "Outliers."