Friday, April 17, 2009

Final Kite Runner Fishbowl Discussion

Enjoy your last discussion of The Kite Runner. If you haven't gotten into a hotseat yet, today is your last chance! As always, try to bring in textual passages when applicable.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Kite Runner Fishbowl: Chapter 23

Mr. Dodson, Senior Military Adviser to the Afghan Army'sNational Threat Warning Center, sent us this picture from Kabul (underneath is a quote from his e-mail):

"From Afghanistan - a country of everlasting conflicts and unending vendettas."
--G.J. Younghusband

Feel free to comment on the picture as you blog, and I hope you enjoy our final fishbowl discussion of The Kite Runner! Continue with your usual level of depth and professionalism, and try to include a passage from the text in at least one of your comments.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Kite Runner Fishbowl: Chapters 19 and 20

Above is a picture of an orphanage in Afghanistan to help you visualize Chapter 20:

Enjoy your discussion of Chapters 19 and 20. Please remember to bring in passages from the text when possible and to get into a hot seat!
(Picture courtesy of Google Images)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Kite Runner Fishbowl: Chapters 17 and 18

The picture above of Kabul is taken from The Sydney Morning Herald. The caption underneath reads:

The land they inherit … a destroyed bus in Kabul becomes a playground for boys in Kabul.

As you discuss Chapters 17 and 18, keep this image and yesterday's images in mind.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Kite Runner Fishbowl: Chapter 16

Enjoy a thoughtful discussion of Chapter 16 in The Kite Runner today.

If you would like something to discuss, you might ponder why I have specifically included the image of Neo from The Matrix clip you watched yesterday; this is the moment in which he selects between the blue pill and the red pill. How might this relate to Chapter 16?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Kite Runner Fishbowl: Chapter 12

Please contribute to the blog conversation frequently and thoughtfully, and remember always to display professionalism.

Outer circle challenge for the day: Bring textual passages into some of your comments.