Malala: Power of Taking a Stand

On the Power of Taking a Stand

At the age of 18, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest ever Novel Prize laureate for her work as a Pakistani activist for female education. The I am Malala Text Set and accompanying lesson plans highlight her inspirational work. To view and edit the full lesson open the PDF or .docx below. 

Curriculum Connections

  • English: I am Malala, Arguments and Claims, Text Evidence 
  • History: Middle East, Women's Rights, Equality 

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Learning Objective

  • Today I am learning… to recognize how words/language help empower taking a stand.
  • So I can …craft a logical argument to persuade others to take think differently and take action.
  • I know I understand when…I am able to articulate a strong argument that affects others in a positive way.

Learning Standard

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1A and B
Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.

Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.3
Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

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