Day 5

The Namesake Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Overcoat

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    Students will be able to explore the impact of one literary work on another

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.5; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.7


    Students should read Nikolai Gogol's short story "The Overcoat" for homework prior to this activity.

    Discuss the story as a class. Begin by asking one of the following questions:

    • Why does Lahiri make this particular story so significant to her novel?
    • Why is the story so important to Ashoke—how does his preference reflect who he is as a character?
    • What do you think Gogol will think of the story?
    • How does the phrase that Ashoke shared with...

Join Now to View Premium Content

GradeSaver provides access to 921 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 7288 literature essays, 2055 sample college application essays, 302 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.

Join Now

Already a member? Log in