The Kite Runner: Four Corners

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To generate interest in some of the major issues in Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, class members engage in a four corners activity that asks them or agree or disagree with a series of statements and provide reasons for their stance.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Save the worksheets, return them after class members have completed the novel, and ask kids to reflect on any changes they would make to their initial responses
  • Preview the background of class members and consider how they may be impacted by some of the statements
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity presumes a classroom environment has been created that permits a respectful discussion of controversial issues
  • The eighth in a series of 17 activities designed to accompany a reading of The Kite Runner
Pros

  • The activity introduces some of the central themes of the novel
Cons

  • No provisions are provided to deal with the reactions of class members to some of the prompts