Day 5

Atonement Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Movie Viewing

    Kind of Activity:



    To compare I[Atonement] with its most famous adaptation

    Common Core Standards:



    Arrange a class viewing of Joe Wright's film adaptation, starring Keira Knightley as Cecilia, James McAvoy as Robbie, and Saoirse Ronan, Romola Garai, and Vanessa Redgrave as Briony (ages 13, 18, and 77).

    After viewing the film, students should be paired to discuss the following questions:

    * What were the most significant differences between the movie and the novel?

    * Were there portions of the novel that could not be adapted well on screen? Which parts, and why?

    * Do you...

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