If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
1. Reading well: appreciating the achievement of the author by examining and discussing details and overarching themes and considering how the details contribute to the whole novel; enjoying a good book in the company of other readers.
2. Thinking well: using the discussion questions to draw conclusions from textual evidence and to use evidence to weigh interpretations.
3. Speaking well: developing oral skills through vocabulary development, debate, dramatic readings, and group discussion.
4. Listening well: developing a taste for good grammar and strong...