A Separate Peace - Coming of Age Unit

Required assignment


Students will read A Separate Peace and compare it to The Kite Runner. Ideas include looking at emotions of people such as envy, jealousy, guilt, friendship, war. The Kite Runner materials, including the notetaking sheet from summer reading, can be found here.
One example of a literary essay:

To help students draft their essays, several organization options were offered:


Other resources

The following commonly used texts are also considered coming-of-age works of literature:
  • Dead Poets Society
  • The House on Mango Street
  • Shaving
  • The Baron in the Trees
  • The Color of Water
  • Black Boy
  • The Secret Life of Bees