Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 22

Using their annotations and questions developed as homework, class members discuss chapter 16 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the narrative techniques Haley uses to heighten the tension and power of the events at this turning point in Malcolm X's life.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Preview the YouTube videos of the boxing match between Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston to determine if suitable for your classroom
Classroom Considerations
  • The 22nd 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 12-page packet includes a detailed plan, discussion questions with model responses, and an assignment sheet
  • Resource is designed for Common Core
Cons
  • None
Common Core