Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 4

How central ideas are developed in a narrative is the focus of the discussion of chapter 3 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Readers use the provided annotated bookmark to record evidence of such ideas as racial identity, integration/separation, and systemic oppression.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • After reminding class members that all groups have their own set of status markers, ask them to craft a journal reflection in which they identify the status markers for a group to which they identify
Classroom Considerations

  • The fourth in a 28-lesson narrative writing unit that uses The Autobiography of Malcolm X as an anchor text
  • It is especially important for this session that a protocol is in place to permit a safe and respectful discussion of controversial issues
Pros

  • The 16-page packet includes a detailed plan, discussion questions and suggested responses, as well as worksheets, and a quick writing prompt
  • Designed for Common Core
Cons

  • None