Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 21

". . .the chickens have come home to roost." Chapter 16 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X is the focus of this instructional activity. Readers use their worksheets to record evidence of character development and Haley's stylistic choices that increase tension and suspense.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Preview YouTube videos of Malcolm X's speech to determine if it is appropriate for your classroom situation
Classroom Considerations
  • A protocol must be in place for the safe, respectful discussion of controversial topics
  • The 21st lesson in a 28-series 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
  • The 16-page packet includes a detailed plan, discussion questions with model responses, and a homework assignment
  • Common Core designed lesson
  • None