Day 5

The God of Small Things Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Plot Investigation

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing


    Students will "play detective" and investigate cause and effect in the events of the novel.

    Common Core Standards:



    Structurally, The God of Small Things is similar in many ways to a murder mystery. The novel opens almost immediately with Sophie Mol's funeral, and the rest of the story is devoted to explaining the complicated circumstances leading to and surrounding her death. The reader can be seen as the detective, gathering information and hints as they decipher exactly how and why things happened they way they did. In...

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