The Kite Runner: The Pomegranate

  • To better understand the conflict between Amir and Hassan, two characters in Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, readers assume the voice of one of the boys and craft a letter to the other that explains his feelings and concerns.

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Instructional Ideas

  • To prepare for the letter writing activity, have groups conduct a reciprocal reading of the pomegranate passage
Classroom Considerations

  • Some readers may need additional scaffolding to successfully complete the assignment; therefore, prepare a model letter in the voice of one of the other characters in the novel
Pros

  • The lesson begins with a journal prompt that asks kids to make a personal connection to the conflict
Cons

  • Some class members may need additional scaffolding and models to successfully complete the assignment