Written by Christina Stone
Essentially a complete teacher's guide and novel unit, this LitPlan Teacher Pack includes lesson plans and reproducible student materials for The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
21 Daily Lessons
Short answer study questions
Multiple choice quiz questions
Vocabulary worksheets for each reading assignment
3 detailed writing assignments
Individual and group activities
Critical thinking discussion questions
5 unit tests (2 short answer, 2 multiple choice, 1 advanced)
Review puzzles & games
Bulletin board ideas
Reproducible student materials
A Few Additional Notes
There is a cultural scrapbook project in this unit. This project requires students to record information about the culture and traditions of Afghanistan in the novel and put together a scrapbook after doing additional research.
There are three writing assignments in this unit, each with the purpose of informing, persuading, or expressing personal opinions. The first writing assignment asks students write a creative short story, just as the protagonist does in the novel. The second writing assignment asks students to be Amir's conscience and convince him to help Hassan. In the third assignment students will write about a character in the novel explaining the most important things to know about this person.
These materials are geared for whole class use but are very easily adapted for independent study work, lit circles or book groups, home school use, or tutoring. If you have never taught this book before, this manual will give you a great foundation of materials on a variety of levels. If you have taught this book before, you might like to know that many veteran teachers have told us they have found our LitPlan Teacher Pack manuals to be much more thorough and more helpful than other materials they have used.
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