Nonfiction and Fiction
Kind of Activity:
To understand the layering of fictionalized nonfiction that is Truman Capote's legacy
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.3
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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