Teacher Guide

The God of Small Things Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will gain a rudimentary understanding of the political and social inequalities that shape this text, and be able to identify moments where these inequalities come into play.

  2. 2

    Students will analyze narrative structure and understand how nonlinear narratives use details to build a story.

  3. 3

    Students will learn how to parse unfamiliar vocabulary through context clues, especially when encountering words in languages other than English.

  4. 4

    Students will analyze the structure of the text, as well as how individual sentences and paragraphs relate...

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