Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 28

After a discussion of the techniques Haley uses in his conclusion of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, class time is devoted to drafting, sharing, and getting feedback on writers' college essays.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members share their ideas in pairs for concluding their college essay
Classroom Considerations

  • The final lesson in a 28-session 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
  • The next unit of instruction focuses on refining the college essay started during this unit
Pros

  • The nine-page packet includes discussion questions and model responses, as well as a homework assignment that connects to the next unit of instruction
  • Common Core designed
Cons

  • None