Day 5

The Namesake Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Overcoat

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion

    Objective:

    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

    Structure:

    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...

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