Another high-interest, common-core-aligned test passage perfect for teaching test-taking skills, assessing these skills, or just assigning some extra practice. Students will learn about Malala Yousafzai, a young activist from Pakistan who has been outspoken about the rights of all children to receive an education.
Questions ask students to do the following and more:
* use the text to answer explicit questions that demonstrate comprehension
* use context clues to define challenging vocabulary words
* referring back to particular paragraphs to locate information
* summarize the main idea of a paragraph
* explain the relationship between two sentences in a paragraph
* recognize cause and effect relationships
* choose evidence to support a claim
This passage would be best for upper elementary/early middle school students, as it may be difficult for younger students to understand the political situations involved. FYI: Taliban members are described as being extremely religious but their particular religious beliefs are not detailed in the article as I believe this is up to teachers to handle with their students if they find it appropriate.