Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 23

Graduating students

In this lesson, students continue their analysis of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, focusing on how events, individuals, and ideas interact and develop over the course of the text. In class, students read chapter 17, pages 345–348 (from “I have reflected since that the letter” to “‘El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz ‘(Malcolm X)’”), in which Malcolm X describes his thinking behind writing his famous letter detailing his changing views on the racial dilemma in America.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.11-12.3 Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story...
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...