Kind of Activity:
To analyze Ondaatje’s style of literary impressionism by relating it to impressionist painting.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.4; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.5
Show students impressionist paintings from the online archive at The Art Story: http://www.theartstory.org/movement-impressionism.htm
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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