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