Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 13

Students Working Together

In this lesson, students participate in a jigsaw discussion to analyze 4 sections of text from chapter 11 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. In these passages, Malcolm fully embraces the teachings of Elijah Muhammad, educates himself in “black history” (p. 178), and works to spread Elijah Muhammad’s teachings in prison. Students explore these events and the ways in which they show how Malcolm has developed.

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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.11-12.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and...
W.11-12.2.b Develop the topic thoroughly by selecting the most significant and relevant facts, extended...