’PROMPTS FOR A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
1. In the introduction discuss what makes a good home and a good family in your (the students)opinions and experiences. Give 3 examples. Which families in the novel have good homes? Why? Give your own ideas. How does culture affect the family?
2. In the introduction discuss what makes a good mother in your opinion? Give examples from your own lives. Discuss the mothers, Nana, Laila and how Mariam learns to mother in the novel. How does their culture affect their parenting?
3. In the introduction discuss what makes a good father in your opinion and experience. Evaluate Rasheed, Jalil and Babi as fathers. How does their culture affect their parenting?
Each student will write a 3-page/60-line essay of his/her own words and double-spaced with 1-inch margins.. Any quotes will add that number of lines to the essay. TRY TO QUOTE AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE.
THE ESSAY WILL BE FIVE PARAGRAPHS.
PARAGRAPH 1 WILL BE THE INTRODUCTION. PARAGRAPHS 2, 3 AND 4 WILL BE SUPPORTING PARAGRAPHS, AND PARAGRAPH 5 WILL BE THE CONCLUSION.
THE INTRODUCTION WILL BE 8 TO 10 LINES AND WILL NOT BE A SUMMARY OR WHAT A WONDERFUL WRITER KHALED HOSSEINI IS!
NO PARAGRAPH SHOULD BE OVER 1 PAGE.
NO ESSAY THAT IS 4 PAGES WILL BE GRADED.
THE THESIS SHALL BE ONLY 1 SENTENCE AND UNDERLINED.
THE TOPIC SENTENCE IN PARAGRAPH 2 WILL SUPPORT THE FIRST POINT IN THE THESIS. THE TOPIC SENTENCE IN PARAGRAPH 3 WILL SUPPORT THE SECOND POINT IN THE TOPIC SENTENCE. THE TOPIC SENTENCE IN THE FOURTH PARAGRAPH WILL SUPPORT THE THIRD POINT IN THE THESIS SENTENCE.
THE CONCLUSION WILL BE A SUMMARY OF THE MAIN POINTS IN THE ESSAY.
THE ESSAY WILL BE YOUR OWN IDEAS, SO THERE WILL BE NO WORKS CITED PAGE. IF YOU REFERENCE THE NOVEL, YOU WILL NEED AN IN-TEXT CITATION WITH A PAGE NUMBER.
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