The Kite Runner: Kite Making and Poetry Reading

Readers of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner select 100 words from chapters five and six of the novel, use these words to create a found poem, and then attach their poem to a kite that they construct.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create a gallery of the kites and poems 
Classroom Considerations

  • As part of the assignment, provide class members with a rubric that identifies how the project will be evaluated
Pros

  • The activity affords readers an opportunity to connect to the kite flying tournament
Cons

  • Neither a model found poem nor a rubric are included in the resource