Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 1

Graduating students

In the first unit of Module 12.1, students are introduced to the skills, practices, and routines of close reading and evidence-based writing and discussion, and engage regularly in the critical analysis of narrative texts and practice of narrative writing techniques. Throughout the module, students learn, practice, and apply narrative writing skills to produce a complete personal essay suitable for use in the college application process.

In this unit, students read The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley, an autobiographical account of the life and struggle of Malcolm X. In addition, students are asked to begin the process of drafting a narrative essay in this unit.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as...
RL.11-12.2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the...
RL.11-12.3 Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story...