If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
1. Students will be able to read and analyze a complex work of literature in its historical and cultural context, including interpreting symbols and metaphors, and identifying central themes.
2. Students will be able to use a piece of literature as inspiration for creative interpretations (writing, drawing, role-playing exercises, performances, etc.) that demonstrate their understanding of the text.
3. Students will be able to compare two texts, identifying and understanding: one text’s influence on another; structural similarities and differences; and...