This book provides an opportunity to discuss the wider world with your elementary aged students. It is Malala's first picture book. The message of the book inspires hope.
As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil. She would use it to make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. But as she grew older, Malala saw that there were more important things to wish for. She saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realized that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true.
I have created 16 extension activities to go along with this book AND a mini book!
Making Connection Pre-Reading Activity (2 Activities)
Let’s Take a Picture Walk (2 Activities)
I Wonder… Formulating Questions
Comprehension Questions Answer Key
Fill the Boxes With Gifts
Compare and Contrast Malala and You
Making Connections Text to Self
Making Connections Text to Text
Making Connections Text to World
What do you think? Writing Activity
All About Malala