Kind of Activity:
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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