If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will be able to read closely to determine both explicit and implicit meanings of the text.
Students will be able to analyze the tone and point of view of a narrator, and they will be able to discuss the author's intent.
Students will be able to use textual evidence to support interpretations and analyses.
Students will be able to identify and analyze significant themes throughout the novel.
Students will be able to write creatively from characters' points of view.
Students will be able to make informed arguments--in both...