Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed (A 2018 Global Read Aloud Selection)
This book is wonderful opportunity for your students to experience what it is like living in a place where learning to read is a luxury and owing money could cost you your freedom!
Through Amal’s journey, they will learn that standing up to what one knows is right and the risk taking involved in that brave act is what leads to change.
If everyone decided nothing could change, nothing ever would.
This resource includes EVERYTHING that you need for your students to be engaged, active, thoughtful and reflective participants in the 2018 Global Read Aloud.
With your download you will receive directions and printables for individual, small group, whole class and online activities that build on to build up student knowledge and understanding.
-Complete teacher's guide with step by step directions.
-Printable interactive student activities
-Questions that promote deeper thinking and expand perspectives and points of view
-A variety of engaging literacy activities for each week’s reading of chapters
-Discussion and active listening activities
-PowerPoint with images for understanding and visualizing the story setting
-Important vocabulary (cultural language used to describe food, clothing, building, etc.)
-Suggestions for weekly global connections
-Effective instructional strategies and tools that promote quality discussion and expand thinking skills
Turn and Talk
Visualizing the Text
Inside Outside Circles
-AND, much more!
We've created this resource to help you provide purposeful literacy activities as you read the book aloud to your class and connect with others. The activities are meant to be flexible, you can choose those that you feel fit with your goals.
Language Arts Concepts and Skills Addressed:
-Read closely to determine what the text says and what it means
-Describe characters, events, settings
-Summarize major events connected to character wants
-Visualize using details from texts
-Support inferences, conclusions and opinions with evidence from text
-Notice turning points in stories
-Analyze how characters, events, and ideas interact
-Use speaking and listening skills in academic conversations
Our goal is that your students feel about reading the same way that the main character, Amal feels about it, that it is a way to see worlds beyond ours.