Day 1

Atonement Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Read Part One, Chapters 1-7.

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1

  2. 2

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2

  3. 3

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.5

Note that it is perfectly fine to expand any day’s work into two days depending on the characteristics of the class, particularly if the class will engage in all of the suggested classroom exercises and activities and discuss all of the thought questions.

Content Summary for Teachers

Part One, Chapter One

The year is 1935. Thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis has written a play, The Trials of Arabella, which she intends to perform in celebration of her elder brother Leon's visit home. Her cousins, fifteen-year-old Lola and...

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