Select one of the following writing tasks to complete. Be sure to use the general scoring guide to help you as you complete the task. Don’t forget to use prewriting activities before you write your draft.
1. HUMAN RIGHTS – Should education be a basic human right? Write a speech to our world leaders to express your opinion. Be sure to include your reasons for your opinion.
2. PARENTING – Was Malala’s dad a bad parent? Write a blog post that explains whether or not you think Malala’s dad was a bad parent. Be sure to use specific evidence from the book to support your answer.
3. FAITH – Even through her struggles, Malala remained true to her faith. Would you (could you) remain faithful to your faith group/religion if they gave you the same restrictions that Malala faced? Write an article for your school newspaper describing your beliefs about equal rights and how they compare with your faith group/religion. Include how you would react to your group if you were in Malala’s situation.
4. LINCOLN LEADERS - Malala wanted an education more than anything and nothing was going to keep her from it. What can you do to encourage your classmates to take pride in their education? Write an action plan that you could present to the principal that would encourage students to come to school and work hard. Be sure to include the following in your plan: purpose of the plan, school attendance, behavior, and grades (keep in mind that not everyone will always be a straight A student).
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