Teacher Guide

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

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will be able to read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to analyze the structure of the text, including how text interacts with images in a structured way to tell the story.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to identify a wide variety of methods by which a character can be revealed to the reader.

  4. 4

    Students will be able to examine the impact that setting has on other aspects of the story, such as plot and character development.

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