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 cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Students will be able to determine the text's central ideas and themes and analyze their development.
Students will be able to analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Students will be able to compare two or more texts and analyze how these texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge.
Students will be able to write informative texts to...