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The Kite Runner Complete Study Guide

Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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64 pages
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  1. This resource is perfect for including some culturally diverse topics in your English classroom. Khaled Hosseini has a beautiful way of addressing issues faced by Middle Eastern characters, as well as the trauma that the Taliban has caused in Afghanistan. Included in this resource:-The Complete Kite
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This is a highly-engaging resource that will guide students through the more difficult concepts of a complex novel. Introductory handouts have been designed to reach all learners, and to promote discussion amongst your students. The structure of the comprehension questions for chapters will keep your students' interest, as well as be engaging for the teacher to later assess.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a beautifully-written novel that teaches students about the plight of emigrant Afghans during the Taliban rise to power and how one boy finds redemption from his own haunted past.

If you are looking to teach a cultural novel in your own classroom that will expand your students' understanding of the world, teach them empathy and tolerance of other cultures, as well as engage student interest on a new level, this resource is for your classroom.

Included with this resource:

- Directions of Use

- Background on Author Handout

- What is Kite Running? Handout

- Geography Handout

- Ethnic Groups Handout

- Taliban Timeline Handout

- Effects of Taliban Handout

- Women’s Rights Handout

- Human Rights (General) Worksheet

- Human Rights (Advanced) Worksheet

- Human Rights (Teacher Resource)

- Family Tree Worksheet

- Chapters 1-5 Comprehension Questions (Two Pages)

- Chapters 6-9 Comprehension Questions (Two Pages)

- Chapters 10-14 Comprehension Questions (Two Pages)

- Chapters 15-20 Comprehension Questions (Two Pages)

- Chapters 21-25 Comprehension Questions (Two Pages)

- Comprehensive Final Exam (Multiple Choice, Short Answer and Extended Response)

- Answer Key for All

Total Pages
64 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.


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