Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 20

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In this lesson, students analyze a section from chapter 15 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, pages 284–287 (from “Not long ago, the black man in America” to “in the ‘long, hot summer’ of 1964, unprecedented racial crises”). In this passage, the author claims that the March on Washington did nothing but “lull Negroes for a while” (p. 287). Students consider how the author makes his points clear, convincing, and engaging while recounting the events leading up to and following the March on Washington.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.11-12.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and...
RL.11-12.5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the...