The Breadwinner, a children's novel by Deborah Ellis is about an 11-year-old girl named Parvana. She is forced by circumstances to be the breadwinner for her family in a war-torn Taliban-era in Afghanistan.
While reading the novel, have a class discussion on how girls and women are treated differently than boys and men. Then have the students complete the comic strip assignment sheet, that will show that girls and women should be given the same freedom as boys and men.
After completing the novel, have your students complete the poster assignment. A poster rubric is included
As an extension, have the students present the poster to their classmates.
A great assessment tool for Novel Study and Media Literacy as well!