Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 7

Readers of The Autobiography of Malcolm X examine how Haley's word choice and point of view in chapter 5 reveal Malcolm X's attitude toward his behavior as he travels from Lansing to Harlem.  

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask readers to consider how various groups distinguish themselves by their modes of dress
Classroom Considerations

  • The seventh in a 28-lesson narrative writing unit that uses The Autobiography of Malcolm X as a model text
  • A protocol must be in place for the safe, respectful discussion of controversial topics
Pros

  • The 15-page packet includes a detailed plan, discussion questions and model responses, worksheets, a writing prompt, and a homework assignment
  • Common Core designed
Cons

  • None