Teacher Guide

A Confederacy of Dunces 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

    To close-read the text for explicit meaning and inferential clues.

  2. 2

    To cite specific textual evidence in support of claims.

  3. 3

    To analyze a text of length for the elements of its genre.

  4. 4

    To follow the development of themes through the course of a text.

  5. 5

    To explore, interpret, and analyze text using performance and observation of performance.

  6. 6

    To analyze satire, sarcasm, and irony for point of view, distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant.

  7. 7

    To produce sophisticated written, artistic, oral, and visual...

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