My First Conk

Read and analyze Malcolm X's point of view and central claim in an excerpt from his 1964 autobiography.

By Mr. LeMaster
January 9, 2017
8th Grade English

Writing Prompt

Identify the rhetorical patterns Malcolm X uses in his text "My First Conk" and evaluate their effectiveness. After analyzing his text structure, explain his point of view and overall argument.
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8th Grade English Language Arts Standards

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Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).
Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.
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