Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 16

Class members discuss Chapter 13 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X and use evidence from their character development worksheet to support an analysis of how Malcolm X, and attitudes toward him and his teachings, are changing.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Show class members images, readily available on the Internet of Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, the Fruit of Islam, and the temples 
Classroom Considerations

  • The 16th 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 common college application
  • A protocol must be in place for the safe, respectful discussion of controversial topics
Pros

  • The 12-page packet includes a brief description of the lesson, discussion questions with sample responses, and an assignment sheet
  • Designed for Common Core
Cons

  • None
Common Core