Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 25 | EngageNY

Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 25

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In this lesson, students analyze pages 367–370 from chapter 18 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X (from “The Pan American jet which took me home” to “‘I don’t mind shaking hands with human beings. Are you one?’”). In this passage, Malcolm X returns from his trip abroad and explains his evolving views to reporters. Students explore how Malcolm X’s explanations of his views develop central ideas in the text.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.11-12.2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the...
W.11-12.2.d Use precise language, domain-specific vocabulary, and techniques such as metaphor, simile, and...
W.11-12.9.b Apply grades 11–12 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “Delineate and evaluate the...