Day 2

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

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Romance of Mary Runs Away

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing


    Students will be able to gain a deeper understanding of a secondary character.

    Common Core Standards:



    Junior points out that his sister's life is resembling the romance novels she reportedly is a fan of, but Junior doesn't know much about his sister's mysterious romance.

    As a class, discuss what you know, and what you don't know, about Mary Runs Away's love story. (For example, we know that Mary and her lover met in the casino, but we don't know how they met there, or even the reason Mary was at the casino that day.) Make a list...

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