Malala Yousafzai: Informational Texts, Activities begins with a pre-reading activity regarding activism. Many students may not be familiar with the meaning of the word are even how activism relates to many historical figures they might have already studied (such as Martin Luther King, Jr.). Discussion of the topics on the graphic organizer is a great way to introduce the concept and discuss the forms activism takes. Later, after the students have read the passages, it would be great to again refer to the topic and talk about why Malala is considered an activist and the methods that she has used and uses today. (The activist activity page is not numbered so that it can be used at any time, before, during or after the passages are read.)
This resource also includes two reading passages, both about a page and a half in length. Both texts are illustrated and both include a vocabulary activity and a separate page of comprehension/opinion questions. Student work concludes with a short M/C quiz that covers both reading texts. A full answer key is supplied for all objective work.
The first passage begins with Malala’s early life in Pakistan and the suppression of female education and ends with her identity as a blogger being revealed. Part 2 deals with her being shot, her recovery in England, and her life today. It includes information on the awards she has been given.
I also have a similar resource in my store for students in grades 7-9. Please have a look at it here:
Introducing Malala Yousafzai
Both resources may be purchased together at a discounted price:
Malala Yousafzai Biography Differentiation Bundle