Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 17

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In this lesson, students analyze a section from chapter 14 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, pages 242–251 (from “In late 1959, the television program was aired” to “‘The child cries for and needs its own world!’”). In this passage, Malcolm X interacts with the press in the aftermath of a critical documentary about the Nation of Islam. Students read and annotate for the development of central ideas in this passage.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
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...
W.11-12.3.c Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a...