If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Reading well: appreciating the achievement of the author by examining and discussing details, symbols, language, and overarching themes and considering how these elements contribute to the whole story.
Thinking well: using the discussion questions to draw conclusions from evidence and to use evidence to weigh arguments and counterarguments.
Speaking well: developing oral skills through vocabulary development, debate, and group discussion.
Listening well: developing a taste for good grammar and strong diction; evaluating oral arguments.