The Kite Runner Unit Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

'The Kite Runner' is a best-selling fiction novel by Khaled Hosseini about a boy in Kabul during the rise of the Taliban. This unit plan supports instructional planning for a novel study about this book.

The Kite Runner

What is your biggest regret? In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, the protagonist, Amir, has lived a life of regret for failing to save his friends, Hassan, from an assault. As Amir reflects on his childhood, students will learn about the culture and recent history of Afghanistan. This unit plan provides a framework for instruction for high school students about The Kite Runner.

Background

Since The Kite Runner is a historical fiction novel about a time, place, and culture with which the students may not be familiar, it will be beneficial to students to build their background knowledge before diving in to this novel. The Taliban Lesson Plan will help students understand the political climate that led to the rise of the Taliban and the form of government that exists under Talban rule in Afghanistan.

The Kite Runner Pre-Reading Activities further explore Afghan history, but also challenge students to examine their own ideas about redemption and stereotypes, which will help them connect to the themes in this novel.

Instruction

As students are reading the novel, The Kite Runner Lesson Plan will help students understand the characters and themes as they summarize each part of the story. The Kite Runner Discussion Questions will help students consider and focus on the most important information as they draw meaning from the text.

The author of this novel incorporated a number of literary devices to build strong characters and engage the reader. Resources, such as The Kite Runner Personification Activities and The Kite Runner Characterization Activities provide students with the opportunity to analyze the author's choices and examine how these decisions impact the reader.

Evaluation

Upon conclusion of this novel study, teachers may draw from The Kite Runner Study Guide Questions to test student understanding of characters, the plot, and the themes in this book. These questions may be adapted for oral or written assessments.

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