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 read closely to determine both explicit and implicit meanings of the text.
Students will be able to mimic the author's writing style and write creatively about themes expressed in the story.
Students will be able to use textual evidence to support interpretations and analyses.
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.
Students will be able to identify and...