The focus of the lesson is on exploring how Mohsin Hamid uses language to shape our impression of the speaker in the extract from 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'. In terms of outcomes, the aim is for students to produce a relatively short, but high-quality, written response (containing appropriately used reporting and analysing verbs, conjunctions, and word-level terminology) - please see slide 3.
At the beginning of the lesson, students should explore what the noun 'fundamentalist' means and how our expectations are shaped by the title of the extract. Following on from that, there's a clip from George Bush denouncing the 'axis of evil' that you might want to use to provide your wards with some contextual information. I've also added some slides that link to the November 2015 Paris attacks, plus a newspaper article.
After that, students should read and discuss the extract; there's a simple retrieval task on slide 16 that can support this. Students should then discuss the question on slide 19 and make notes. They should then craft a short written response on the question, using the guidelines on slide 23.
Finally, slides 24 - 27 are there just there for reference. Use them if you want to, but delete them if you don't!