Day 3

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

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Arnold Spirit Junior, As Seen By Others

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing


    Students will be able to reexamine the story, looking at it through the eyes of multiple supporting characters.

    Common Core Standards:



    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is written in the first person, so everything we learn about the characters is seen through Arnold Spirit, Jr.'s point of view. But how do these other characters view Arnold Spirit, Jr.?

    Assign each student in the class one (or more) of the following characters:

    • Rowdy
    • Oscar
    • Junior's father
    • Junior's mother
    • Junior's grandmother
    • Mary
    • Rowdy's...

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