Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 18

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In this lesson, students draft a response to one of the five Common Application prompts, focusing on how they sequence events to create a coherent whole. Students develop their narrative writing skills through practice with standard W.11-12.3.c and explore examples from The Autobiography of Malcolm X to consider how the author uses techniques to sequence events within the narrative to create a coherent whole and build toward a particular tone and outcome. Students then apply those techniques to their own narrative writing in response to one of the Common Application prompts.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
W.11-12.3.c Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a...
W.11-12.3.f Adapt voice, awareness of audience, and use of language to accommodate a variety of cultural...
W.11-12.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new...