If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
To close-read the text for explicit meaning and inferential clues.
To cite specific textual evidence in support of claims.
To analyze a text of length for the elements of its genre.
To follow the development of themes through the course of a text.
To explore, interpret, and analyze text using performance and observation of performance.
To analyze satire, sarcasm, and irony for point of view, distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant.
To produce sophisticated written, artistic, oral, and visual...