Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 26

Students Studying

In this lesson, students analyze the closing section of text from chapter 19 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, pages 385–389 (from “Anything I do today, I regard as urgent” to “Only the mistakes have been mine”). In this passage, Malcolm X reflects on his life as well as what he hopes the book will accomplish in terms of educating others about the realities of African-American life during his time. Malcolm X speculates about his death and how he will be portrayed negatively after he passes away, but takes solace in the fact that he has worked in the “American black man’s” best interests.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.11-12.6 Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in...
W.11-12.2.e Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and...
W.11-12.2.f Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or...