Teacher Guide

The Things They Carried 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 read closely to determine both explicit and implicit meanings of the text.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to mimic the author's writing style and write creatively about themes expressed in the story.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to use textual evidence to support interpretationsand analyses.

  4. 4

    Students will be able to analyze the structure of the text, referring to the significance of first-person narrative to the unfolding of the plot and the development of setting, character, and theme.

  5. 5

    Students will be able to identify and...

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