Teacher Guide

The Satanic Verses Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

Throughout the study of The Satanic Verses, students with disabilities should have the option of using dictation software for writing assignments, and text-to-speech software for reading assignments, or any other ADA-mandated technological accommodations.

On Day 1, students will research the origins of Islam; they will also research fatwa against Rushdie and prepare a presentation on the topic. This requires internet and computer access.

On Day 2, students will research the Indian caste system, which requires internet research. Also, they will prepare a pitch and a visual component to a potential film adaptation of the novel, which would benefit from film-editing software.

On Day 3,...

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