Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 21 | EngageNY

Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 21

Students

In this lesson, students read and analyze a section from chapter 16 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, pages 305–309 (from “I remembered that when an epidemic is about to hit” to “if not actually initiated—by only one man”), in which Malcolm X details his struggles within the Nation of Islam after the paternity scandals of Elijah Muhammad.

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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...
RL.11-12.6 Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in...