Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 2

After discussing the narrative structure, the intended audience, and purpose of chapter 1 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, class members draft their own statement of purpose for a Common College Application prompt that distinguishes them from other applicants, and demonstrates why they are an excellent applicant. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Provide class members with copies of the Common Application and have class members examine the prompts
Classroom Considerations
  • The second in a 28-lesson unit, designed to be used in order, that features The Autobiography of Malcolm X as the anchor text
  • The unit presumes that a protocol has been established for a safe, respectful discussion of controversial issues
  • The 14-page packet includes a detailed plan, discussion questions, the narrative writing assignment, a writing checklist, and rubric
  • Designed for Common Core
  • None