Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 13

Readers of The Autobiography of Malcolm X continue their analysis of the methods Haley uses to show how Malcolm X is changing as a result of his exposure to the teachings of Elijah Muhammad.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have expert groups share with the whole class what they consider a significant aspect of their discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • The 13th in a 28-lesson unit on narrative writing that uses The Autobiography of Malcolm X as an anchor text, and as a model for the personal narrative required on the college Common Application
  • A protocol must be in place for the safe, respectful discussion of controversial topics
Pros

  • The 18-page packet includes a detailed plan, discussion questions with sample responses, and a homework assignment meant to prepare class members for the mid-unit exam
  • Designed for Common Core
Cons

  • The resource presumes class members are familiar with the jigsaw strategy and can move quickly from one grouping to another