Day 4

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    What Brings You Joy?

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    Students will be able to analyze Junior's list of things that give joy and write one of their own.

    Common Core Standards:



    Junior has written a list of the things in his life that bring him the most joy. Ask the class to examine Junior's list and tell us what the list says about Junior. What can we tell about Junior just for reading this list?

    Give the students a few minutes to list the things that bring them the most joy. Encourage them to list them in categories, as Junior has done. Some of Junior's categories are pretty universal. Like Junior, most people will...

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