Monday, April 4, 2016

Malala Yousafzai and Iqbal Misah: Close Reading Lessons

Ask students what it means to be brave, and often they will associate it with being fearless. By learning about children who risked their lives, even in the presence of fear, students begin to see the qualities that make a person truly brave.

In this lesson series, we use multiple texts, including the picture book, Malala Yousafzia and Iqbal Misah:  Two Stories of Bravery. We guide students with close reading strategies as they read about the lives of the Pakistani children who stood up to injustice in the face of danger and used their voices to make change happen. Students become empowered by the actions of these two brave children.

How can  students be like Malala and Iqbal and make a difference? Of course, we don’t want them to risk their lives, so we’ve included the foldable connected to the picture book, Say Something by Peggy Moss. It can be used to address the issue of bullying and what students can do about it.

Click here to view Malala Yousafzai and Iqbal Misah:  Close Reading Lessons. 

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