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unit 1
28 Instructional days (28 hours)

"I’m For Truth, No Matter Who Tells It"


students read The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley in its entirety and analyze how Malcolm X’s experiences shape his character and develop central ideas. Students also explore the structure of the narrative and how style and content contribute to the text’s power and beauty. Throughout the unit, students examine the narrative elements of the text and practice using components of narrative writing in a personal essay.


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Bilingual Language Progressions

These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.


From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 12 ELA Module 1, Unit 1. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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