Day 1

The English Patient Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Literary Impressions

    Kind of Activity:

    Mixed Media


    To analyze Ondaatje’s style of literary impressionism by relating it to impressionist painting.

    Common Core Standards:



    Show students impressionist paintings from the online archive at The Art Story:

    Have a class discussion about what students know about impressionist paintings and what they think about the images. Highlight the key ideas found on The Art Stories page:

    • Impressionist painters tried to make their images more “real” by imitating how the...

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