Day 2

The Namesake Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Translating Description

    Kind of Activity:

    Artistic Response


    Students will be able to explore Lahiri's lush description by translating it into another medium

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.5; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.9


    Discuss Lahiri's descriptive writing with the students. Lahiri is a master of the well-chosen detail, and is able to convey a full sensory experience using details that seem small, specific, and concrete. Many students are likely to find that they can picture the settings and the characters in the novel, that they know what Gogol looks like as a young child and as an adolescent, that they can picture Ashoke's train...

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