If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Identify the central ideas of the text and the details that support these main ideas.
Analyze how different characters and events develop the author's purpose and central themes of the book.
Analyze the structure of the text and how the various stories fit together to convey and support a coherent theme or themes.
Cite text evidence the author uses to convey his point of view and purpose, which includes the main themes of the book. Draw conclusions from the various stories about how each explicitly or inferentially expands on the book's main...