Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 3

Using questions they developed, class groups discuss chapter 2 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, focusing on the individuals and events Malcolm X feels contributed to the development of his character.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Modeling on their work for chapter 3 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, have class members use their journals to identify events they believe contributed to the development of their character
Classroom Considerations

  • The third in a 28-lesson unit on narrative writing that uses The Autobiography of Malcolm X as an anchor text
  • A protocol must be in place that permits the safe, respectful discussion of controversial issues
Pros

  • The 15-page packet includes a detailed plan, discussion questions, worksheets, an answer key, and a quick-write prompt
Cons

  • None