1. Warming up by applying the call to action to Amir's journey in The Kite Runner:
Hello, students! I've got a sick little Henry at home, so I won't have the pleasure of joining you today. On the hero's journey document you started yesterday, please take a full 15 minutes to individually freewrite on the questions below. Make sure the document is properly shared with me, because I will be giving you credit for your in-class work today.
- Whose fault is the rape of Hassan? Try to come up with as many possibilities as you can and explain each one.
- What is Amir's blue pill, and what is his red pill?
- What misconceptions does Amir hold in the world of the blue pill?
- What does Amir have to believe in order to enter the world of the red pill?
- What does he have to lose on this journey?
- What does he have to gain?
- Reread the last two pages of Chapter 18 (p.226-227). What has specifically given him the will to act/to answer the call to action? Offer at least one specific quotation to support your thoughts.
3. Wrapping up
1. Please read and annotate Chapter 21 for Thursday's fishbowl discussion; leaders should prepare their syllabus.
2. Start making flashcards for Kite Runner, Chapters 11-14; we will have our next vocabulary quiz this Friday, along with any make-up grammar quizzes from the past seven weeks.
3. Continue preparing your book talk if you have not delivered yours yet.