Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 16


In this lesson, students analyze two sections of text from chapter 13 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X (pages 215–217 from “I quit the Ford Motor Company’s Lincoln-Mercury Division” to “report to Mr. Muhammad a new temple address” and pages 237–239 from “Later that year, after Betty and I were married” to “child in the streets were discussing ‘those Muslims’”). In these passages, Malcolm becomes a full-time minister for Elijah Muhammad, skillfully executing his first responsibility of establishing a temple in Boston. Students explore these events and the ways in which they show how Malcolm has developed through this point in the text.

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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...