Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 12

Writers use class time to develop the draft of their personal narratives drawing on techniques Haley uses in The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Re-introduce the narrative rubric with a brief discussion of the features required for the assignment
Classroom Considerations
  • The 12th in a 28-lesson unit on narrative writing that uses The Autobiography of Malcolm X as an anchor text and as a model for the personal narrative required on the college Common Application
  • A protocol must be in place for the safe, respectful discussion of controversial topics
Pros
  • The 10-page packet includes a detailed plan, a sample personal narrative, discussion questions that direct reader's attention to the techniques Haley employs, and sample responses
Cons
  • None
Common Core