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Chasing Mavericks Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan 1

Student Objectives:

  • In this Common Core lesson, students will use video content to explore character by examining characteristics and traits of someone who “fails forward,” that is, continues to work towards a goal in spite of setbacks.
  • This lesson will also build critical writing skills, focusing on strategies that develop support for writing an argument and supporting an author’s claim.


Lesson Plan 2

Student Objectives:  

  • In this Common Core lesson, students will use the metaphor of "Chasing Mavericks" to help them define a goal.                                                                                                                                                        
  • This lesson will also help students practice the use of simile and metaphor as an effective way to build elaboration and support in writing.                                    



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