Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 10

Readers examine the rhetorical devices Haley uses in chapter 8 of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, paying particular attention to the diction and syntax, and how these choices reveal that changes in Malcolm X's point of view.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • If class members have not previously studied connotation and denotation, a mini lesson about these terms is appropriate
Classroom Considerations

  • The 10th 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 for the college Common Application
  • A protocol must be in place for the safe and respectful discussion of offensive language and controversial issues
Pros

  • The 19-page packet includes a detailed plan, discussion questions with suggested responses, a worksheet, and a homework assignment
  • Designed for Common Core
Cons

  • None