Day 1

Atonement Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Architectural and Landscape Drawings

    Kind of Activity:

    Artistic Response


    To use another medium to interpret close readings of descriptive text

    Common Core Standards:



    Ian McEwan offers masterful, lush, visual descriptions of the Tallis home and property. Read a few of these descriptions out loud with the class (e.g. the early portions of Chapter Two, the beginning of Chapter Seven). Discuss the pictures they present. What is the Tallis home like? What specific parts of the text give you that impression?

    After this discussion, students should be instructed to draw a visual impression of the house and grounds. This could be a more...

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