If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Understanding and identifying structural elements of nonfiction writing that allow it to develop in a gripping, interesting, and emotionally relevant way.
The basics of interviewing and construction of journalistic writing.
An appreciation for the importance of detail and context, and for compelling prose without flowery language.
A deeper understanding of antiheroes and flawed protagonists, and an ability to see deeply flawed characters in nuanced and varied ways.