Malala Yousafzai Nonfiction Close Reading Biography Lesson Unit


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Delivery Method: Instant Digital Download 

Pages: 47 PDF pages + Google Slides


Malala Yousafzai Biography Lesson: Nonfiction Close Reading Unit

This nonfiction text biography unit featuring Malala Yousafzai includes the following:

  • Annotation symbols for close reading (color and black-and-white)
  • Nonfiction reading passage (4 pages about Malala Yousafzai)
  • Sample annotations for the reading passage (all 4 pages)
  • Text-dependent questions with an answer key
  • Reflection questions
  • Character traits printable
  • Writing prompts
  • Growth mindset connections
  • Graphic organizers
  • Quotes posters (6 posters in color and black-and-white)

Other activities include writing a friendly letter and creating a newspaper article. In addition, this product can be used with ANY picture book or chapter book about Malala Yousafzai.

Some of my favorite books to use with this Malala Unit include:

  • For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai’s Story by Rebecca Langston-George
  • Malala: Activist for Girls’ Education by Raphaële Frier
  • Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words by Karen Leggett Abouraya
  • Who is Malala Yousafzai? by Dinah Brown
  • Dear Malala, We Stand with You by Rosemary McCarney

Though the intended grade levels are 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade, this product can be modified and used with other grade levels. The nonfiction reading passage is appropriate for 3rd-5th grade, so please understand that 2nd grade might struggle with the text if they are asked to read it independently. Likewise, a 6th grader may find that text to be easy.

This PDF file contains 47 pages + Google Slides™. 

29 reviews for Malala Yousafzai Nonfiction Close Reading Biography Lesson Unit

Based on 29 reviews
  1. Primary Magic with Miss W 

    Thank you for this fabulous resource!

  2. Vanessa L

    This is exactly what I needed when we read about Malala! Thank You!

  3. LaShanda Moss-Hill 

    I kept both versions. I like the half sheet version. It saves paper.

  4. Marisa S

    This was a useful tool to use for our book study. It allowed for the students to be interactive and collaborative with their thinking.

  5. Kelly Conry 

    I love the idea of this and it is very comprehensive. It was just a little too difficult for my 3rd graders. Great product though!

  6. Stephanie W

    Perfect for my 5th graders! Thanks!

  7. Whitney T


  8. Jessica S

    I used this resource while I was reading Malala’s Magic Pencil. Great Product.

  9. Experience Teaching 

    I picked out pages of this to work with my second grade class. I love this book and was very happy at how in depth the work made them think.

  10. Julie H

    Love this so much!

  11. Sweet-n-Salty Teaching 

    These were great resources to have when we read about Malala during Women’s History month. They loved learning about her story!

  12. Whitesburg Elementary School 


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  14. Patricia O

    Great for G.R.

  15. Patricia O

    Great for G.R.

  16. Kirsten Schober 

    This was a great additional to other tools that I have!

  17. Lindsay L

    A great nonfiction resource to help students learn about an influential woman in history!

  18. priscilla B

    Very easy and clear to use. Its graphic organizers and character traits worksheets were awesome.

  19. Chelsey H

    Thank you for a great resource!

  20. Marney L

    A wonderful resource I look forward to using. Well thought out and engaging for the students. Thank you!

  21. KellyAnn S

    Good price for the quantity.

  22. Abby H

    Thank you!!

  23. Nicole R

    This was a great resource to use with my non fiction reading unit.

  24. Sara M


  25. ALISHA R

    Great resource!

  26. Sheri K


  27. Deborah F

    This was too basic and too easy for my students. I teach English Lyceum II.

  28. jodi rosengarten 

    Great resource for my students!

  29. Audra F

    My students loved using this resource! Thank you!

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