Free Resources for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian (Post 2 of 2).
Updated: Mar 13, 2022
This post continues detailing my lessons for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian. The first post. for days 1-8, can be found here. Days 9-20 are below. I hope you find something helpful to you.
Today I started with a journal. I gave students a choice of two prompts:
Prompt 1: In this chapter, Junior/Arnold’s discusses his dual personality. In one paragraph, write about a time when you were caught between two worlds or someone whom you know was caught between two worlds.
Prompt 2: I read somewhere recently that we have many identities that serve us in different parts of our lives. Write about your different identities.
Next, I asked students to complete the partner essay on their Absolutely True Diary Reading Guide for Pages 100-117. The essay prompt was: What are some healthy and unhealthy ways to deal with stress? Do the characters in The Absolutely True Diary deal with their stress in a healthy manner or an unhealthy manner?
First, I had the kids get with their assigned partner and brainstorm ideas & outline for 10-15 minutes. Next, I called them back together as a class and did a mini lesson on introductory paragraphs (paid product). Then I released them back to their partners and had them write a hook and book summary for their intro paragraph.
For homework, I asked students to catch up on their reading.