Teacher Guide

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao 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 learn about the importance of slang and figurative language in a text, understanding words and phrases not just for their literal meaning but their cultural, historical and literary significance.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to form independent opinions about texts and assess the motivations and reliability of a novel's narrator and protagonist.

  3. 3

    Students will learn to analyze literature through feminist and post-colonial lenses.

  4. 4

    Students will build vocabulary and become familiar with other works of literature referenced in the...

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