Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 27

Using their notes developed over the course of the unit, class members prepare for the end of the unit assessment writing of a formal essay in which they "analyze how the author of The Autobiography of Malcolm X provides a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative." Writers review the format of a formal essay and examine the rubric that will be used to assess their essay.


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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members begin their drafts—including a thesis statement and outline—in class so that instructors can provide extra support to those who may need it
Classroom Considerations
  • The 27th 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
  • The 17-page packet includes the essay assignment sheet and the rubric
  • None