Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Student Reflections on I Am Malala

Wonderful work in 7th grade language arts class. The summary below was written by ELA teacher Meghan McGrath. Check out the student responses to Malala's story.

This week we finished up reading the book, I Am Malala. Students have been really thoughtful in our discussions of the text, and I think Malala's story has been interesting and inspiring to a lot of students. To read just a few students' responses, click this link here. Next week we will watch the documentary, He Named Me Malala which follows the book fairly closely as it tells Malala's story. This parent discussion guide is really well done, and if you'd like to talk to your child about the movie, this could be a good place to start. As we've read this story, we've also learned about rhetorical devices and listened to a couple of Malala's speeches as well as one by her father. Now that students understand a bit about rhetoric and hopefully are inspired to speak up about issues that matter to them, they will be working to write and deliver a short speech about someone or something that inspires them. I'm interested to hear what they have to say!

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