Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Are you teaching 'The Kite Runner' ?

Over at Prestwick we've recently posted a teacher's guide to Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner.  

Justification for teaching: The Kite Runner presents students in the United States with a different perspective on Afghanistan than that developed in the media over the last decade-plus. This book can be used to build empathy for people from other cultures. It's also fantastic for cross-curricular studies in history/social studies....

As in all of our teacher's guides, in addition to justification for teaching, we've delved into: Key Literary Elements & Techniques, Themes and Motifs, Key Facts, Awards, Movies, and "Your students will love..."

  • The book's universal themes — Hosseini has written a very accessible story, one that resonates regardless of the reader's cultural background.
  • The valuable look into Afghanistan's past
  • The narrative arc of the book, which is a logical, symmetrical progression from shame and guilt to love and redemption
Click here and scroll down for a complete list of Prestwick House teaching materials available for The Kite Runner.

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