For each book that we read in my AP Literature class, I have students complete an FRQ 3 assignment so that they are continually practicing the skills for that essay. I have found that breaking apart the prompts helps them practice answering all parts thoroughly. This AP Literature practice provides students with three FRQ 3 literary argument prompts specifically chosen for Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns and questions that help "break down" the prompts so students learn to answer all parts of their FRQs. This activity would also work as a great activity or assessment for non-AP students who have read the book in class (I often use FRQ 3 prompts for my non-AP students myself). Enjoy!
This Google Doc resource includes:
- Completely editable template (I have my students use and submit the template, but you could also print it)
- A prompt to create a theme statement (I have my students create a theme statement for every text so that they are continually thinking about the “meaning of the work as a whole”)
- An example theme statement
- One close reading question
- Three FRQ 3 prompts specifically chosen for Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns along with tasks for each that help students “break down” what each question is asking
- A final question asking students to choose one of the three prompts they feel most prepared to answer using A Thousand Splendid Suns as their text