Malala: World Reflections

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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, Reading Comprehension, Text Evidence 
  • History: Middle East, Women's Rights, Equality 

Newsela Article

  • Malala articles -Text Set: 6 articles addressing action Malala has taken and information on children in war-torn regions.
    NOTE: It should be noted that these articles are amazing and will give your students a clearer and descriptive picture of the lives of children in war torn parts of our world. Please pre-read all of the articles to see that they follow your district's guidelines.
  • Recommendation: This in a lesson with a high level of peer interactions and group work, please do not do this lesson until a good classroom climate has been established

Learning Objective

  • Today I am learning…to use highlighting and annotating features with Newsela.
  • So I can…cite evidence from a nonfiction text.
  • I know I understand when…I use highlights and annotations to explain the evidence from the text.
  • Students will be able to…use highlighting and annotating features to cite and explain evidence from a nonfiction text.

Materials Needed

  • Text: I am Malala completed - This lesson would be best if presented at the end or near the end of the text.
  • Students will need to know how to access the text sets, you can share with each class the whole text set.
  • Copy of questions for second group.

Time Needed

  • 2-4 50-min. classes: Your discussion groups will really affect this.

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.6.2
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7
Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1.a
Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1.b
Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1.c
Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1.d
Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.

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