Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 7

Students In Library

In this lesson, students continue their analysis of The Autobiography of Malcolm X by reading an excerpt of chapter 5, pages 77–83 (from “Up and down along and between Lenox and Seventh and Eighth Avenues” to “and I left Lansing shocked and rocked”). In this section, Malcolm X discusses his impressions of Harlem and describes a visit back to Lansing, Michigan. Students reread a section of chapter 5 and engage in a group discussion, analyzing how the style and content of the passage advance Malcolm X’s point of view.

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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...