Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 10

Students Studying

In this lesson, students continue reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X, chapters 8–9, pages 148–153 (from “Early evenings when we were laying low” to “the religion of Islam and it completely transformed my life”). In this section of text, Malcolm recounts his experiences taking dangerous risks and building a formidable reputation in Harlem. He describes how he is finally caught because of a stolen watch and is tried and sentenced to jail for conspiring with white women to rob houses.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.11-12.3 Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story...
RL.11-12.5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the...
RL.11-12.6 Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in...