Teacher Guide

In Cold Blood Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Understanding and identifying structural elements of nonfiction writing that allow it to develop in a gripping, interesting, and emotionally relevant way.

  2. 2

    The basics of interviewing and construction of journalistic writing.

  3. 3

    An appreciation for the importance of detail and context, and for compelling prose without flowery language.

  4. 4

    A deeper understanding of antiheroes and flawed protagonists, and an ability to see deeply flawed characters in nuanced and varied ways.

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