Teacher Guide

The Namesake 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 be able to examine Lahiri's use of time in the novel.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to engage with different modes of characterization.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to write responses to Lahiri's work, both creative and analytical.

  4. 4

    Students will be able to discuss the generation gaps between the first-generation Bengali Americans and their immigrant parents.

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