Teacher Guide

Paper Towns 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

    Students will be able to identify and discuss the significant themes of the novel.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to trace the development of the characters, and examine the changes in how they see each other.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to understand how the narrator's point of view shapes the text, especially his perception of girls and women.

  4. 4

    Students will be able to analyze the recurrent metaphors and symbolism that the characters utilize.

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