A group of my seventh and eighth grade intermediate ESL students felt shocked and outraged after reading an article about the Taliban’s attack on 14-year-old award-winning activist, writer, and student Malala Yousafzai. They decided to write her letters in order to wish her a speedy recovery and to ask questions and express their feelings.
Quddus’s Letter to Malala: “I felt sorrow, I was weeping for your recovery.”
Diligence’s Letter to Malala: Human Rights
Muslim student Nadira felt compelled to explain the differences between her understandings of Islam and the images conveyed by the Taliban via the media.
- page 2 of Nadira’s letter
Angely’s Letter, page 1
Angely’s Letter, page 2: asking questions about regret
Mariah’s Letter to Malala: I think the Taliban should suffer.
Angel’s Letter: “You are like the second governor.”