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 demonstrate their understandings of important plot points, characters, themes, and symbols in My Brilliant Friend in classroom discussions, group projects, and individual writing assignments.
Students will examine and understand retrospective narration and its effect on the story.
Students will refine their writing skills focusing on showing rather than telling.
Students will understand the way author anonymity affects readers' interaction with the work.