Lesson 1 (from Part I: Prologue - Chapter 2)
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot by the Taliban is an autobiography written by Malala Yousafzai, with the help of Christina Lamb, a five-time Foreign Correspondent of the Year. The Prologue opens with Malala’s description of the shooting and her journey from Pakistan to England. Objectives for this lesson include researching the attempted assassination of Malala Yousafzai in October of 2012, identifying the genre of I Am Malala, and analyzing the narrative style in the Prologue: “The Day my World Changed.”
Class Activity: As a class, define the genre of autobiography and discuss the qualities of this genre. How are autobiographies distinguished from memoirs? How are autobiographies structured? What similarities and differences can be seen between autobiographies, biographies, and fiction?
Research Activity: Conduct research on Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb, as well as the October 2012 assassination attempt on...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.10, 11-12.3, 11-12.10
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.1, 11-12.1
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