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 identify key themes early in the text and trace their expression and development throughout the course of the text.
Students will be able to make connections between the themes of the novel and the author's biography and worldview.
Students will be able to analyze the book's structure and pacing, and identify how they affect the narrative flow, as well as how they reflect the novel's larger themes.
Students will be able to analyze the novel's tone and style, and consider how they affect the expression of the novel's...