Teacher Guide

Atonement Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will understand the journeys of the main characters in McEwan's novel: Briony Tallis, Cecilia Tallis, and Robbie Turner.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to analyze a complex, multi-layered narrative and express that analysis in both spoken and written form.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to use multiple means and media—visual, written, oral—to interpret McEwan's work.

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