The Autobiography of Malcolm X will be segmented into four parts that will generally coincide with the movie segments viewed in class. The file and book will be covered in 4 days or 4 class periods if your school uses a block format schedule.
Before the Activity
See the attached Activity PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity.
Print the appropriate pages from the Activity for your class.
Install the NoteFolio(tm) App on the students' graphing calculators following the attached instructions.
Students should have their devices and keyboards ready for typing.
During the Activity
Distribute the appropriate pages from the Activity to your class
Distribute the NoteFolio(tm) file(s) to your class using TI Connect(tm) and the appropriate TI Connectivity cable
Follow the procedures outlined in the Activity
Read and view texts and performances from a wide range of authors, subjects, and genres.
Understand and identify the distinguishing features of the major genres and use them to aid their interpretation and discussion of literature.
Identify significant literary elements (including metaphor, symbolism, foreshadowing, dialect, rhyme, meter, irony, climax) and use those elements to interpret the work.
Recognize different levels of meaning.
Read aloud with expression, conveying the meaning and mood of a work.
Evaluate literary merit based on an understanding of the genre and the literary elements.
Present responses to and interpretations of literature making references to the literary elements found in the text and connections with their personal knowledge and experience.
Produce interpretation of literary works that identify different levels of meaning and comment on their significance and effect.
Write stories, poems, essays, and plays that observe the conventions of the genre and contain interesting and effective language and voice.
After the Activity
Students will compare the notes they have taken from reading the autobiography to the notes they took earlier in the day from the movie. This will make the comparative analysis and the week?s end more coherent.