Day 5

A Thousand Splendid Suns Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Who Gets to Tell the Story?

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work

    Objective:

    Discuss the question of authorial viewpoint

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.8, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2

    Structure:

    Khaled Hosseini's fame as a result of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns has made many view him as a spokesperson for the Afghan people. He has utilized his fame to help mobilize humanitarian aid: he started the Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that works with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to provide food and shelter for refugee families, and education, healthcare, and financial support to Afghan women and children.

    However, it...

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