Day 2

A Thousand Splendid Suns Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Two Voices, One Story

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing


    Discuss the way the novel alternates between the protagonists' points of view.

    Common Core Standards:



    One of the unique features of A Thousand Splendid Suns is the way it alternates between Laila's and Mariam's perspective. As a class, discuss the differences between Mariam's sections and Laila's.

    You may wish to ask students:

    - How do you feel about the book’s transition from one woman's story to the others? Is it jarring?

    - Is there a difference between the way Mariam's and Laila's sections are written?

    - Would you be able to tell the...

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