The Kite Runner: Comprehensive Guide for AS/A Level AQA B (first teaching 2015)

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  • AQA B AS & A Level

A heart-wrenching story depicting the bonds of love, family and friendship juxtaposed against the destructive rise of the Taliban regime – plenty of room for class discussion. Make use of these detailed study notes to guide your students through the highs and lows of the novel.

Clear analysis allows students to appreciate the story as well as the political statement, while pull-out boxes ask students to explore the key points of context, debate, interpretation and reader response to focus student learning.

Engage your students!

Includes debate prompts; active learning tasks; further reading suggestions; key literary and linguistic terms; practice essay questions throughout!

Tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each chapter
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    To support teaching by making sure all key areas are covered

Plus! A glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

Practical, interesting and highly varied activities... A lively resource. M Courtney-Holt, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (6618)
'Very good... I like the chapter-by-chapter focus; the way each chapter includes lots of relevant information and also a range of activities and tasks for students to work on. It is a well-presented, thoughtful resource that could be used for different examination boards.' M Tett, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'Excellent! Very helpful. The detailed notes on each chapter and characters/themes helped my own subject knowledge! The suggested tasks are thought provoking... You can copy the resources to use again and again! Definitely get this resource! Great value for money and very informative.' A Holmes, Customer, Head of English and Independent Reviewer
'It provides an academically well-written set of ideas and perspectives for students to work on independently outside the classroom. There is a healthy appetite for this with A-level students and it gives them the opportunity to read more widely and consider the novel through the exam board’s chosen lens.' - T MacLean, Teacher and Independent Reviewer