Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 15

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In this lesson, students analyze pages 202–206 from chapter 12 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X (from “We had hoped to hear his wisdom during dinner” to “what the white man had done to our poor people here in America”). In this passage, the author discusses Malcolm’s experiences with recruiting efforts for Elijah Muhammad and beginning to lecture at Temple One. Students explore the author’s style and content choices, analyzing how they enhance the power or beauty of this excerpt.

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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.11-12.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and...