Day 3

In Cold Blood Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Nonfiction and Fiction

    Kind of Activity:

    Mixed Media


    To understand the layering of fictionalized nonfiction that is Truman Capote's legacy

    Common Core Standards:



    Watch the film Infamous with the class.

    Initiate a group discussion of the film, and specifically of the layers of fact and fiction in both In Cold Blood and the story about In Cold Blood. Infamous is a narrative nonfiction account of the creation of a narrative nonfiction novel. Which details do the students notice being emphasized to make them feel a certain way about a certain character? Is Truman Capote a...

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