Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 22

Student Reading

In this lesson, students read and analyze a section from chapter 16 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, pages 309–315 (from “My head felt like it was bleeding” to “‘it just didn’t work,’ Patterson told the press”) in which Malcolm X recounts his experiences with Cassius Clay and the uncertainty he felt as a result of his conflict with the Nation of Islam. Student learning is assessed via a Quick Write at the end the lesson: Analyze the effectiveness of the structure in chapter 16.

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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...