Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
The objective of this lesson is to examine the author's life and writing. Mohsin Hamid was born in Lahore, but spent much time also in London, New York, and California. His move from California back to Lahore as a young boy made him to turn to books and his own stories.
Class Discussion: How did a move back to Lahore change Hamid's life? What did he turn to because of the change in cultures? What did he begin to do in addition to reading? How did he combine drawing maps of pretend countries with his own stories? How were those a start for his career as a writer? When did he begin writing his first novel? How long has he been writing? Why does Hamid believe writers have an easier path to follow than those who write for film or television? How has he combined...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.3(e), 9-10.7, 11-12.3(e), 11-12.7
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