Day 1

The English Patient Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Literary Impressions

    Kind of Activity:

    Mixed Media

    Objective:

    To analyze Ondaatje’s style of literary impressionism by relating it to impressionist painting.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.4; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.5

    Structure:

    Show students impressionist paintings from the online archive at The Art Story: http://www.theartstory.org/movement-impressionism.htm

    Have a class discussion about what students know about impressionist paintings and what they think about the images. Highlight the key ideas found on The Art Stories page:

    • Impressionist painters tried to make their images more “real” by imitating how the...

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