Day 2

The English Patient Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Personal Journal

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing


    To expand upon facts provided in the text to further explore the character’s point of view

    Common Core Standards:



    Ondaatje’s impressionistic writing means that often snippets of characters' histories are brought up but not fully developed, leaving the reader with just a passing impression of what that event or thought meant. As a creative writing exercise, students should write journal entries from the perspective of one of the main characters of a particular incident described in the text. Students should use the context given in the...

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