Day 4

A Thousand Splendid Suns Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Journal Writing

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing


    Understand the changing relationships between characters

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3


    In A Thousand Splendid Suns, many of the characters drastically change their opinions of others. Mariam resents Laila at first, but comes to love her as a daughter. Rasheed treats Laila as his malika, but comes to hate her violently. Laila sees Tariq as a friend and brother, but comes to love him passionately. As the story takes place over many years, characters experience significant changes in their relationships.

    Instruct students to individually compose four...

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