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 understand the purpose and role of objectivity and subjectivity in nonfiction writing.
Students will be able to examine how an author "releases" information over the course of a text, for both logical and dramatic (reader interest-generating) purposes. The idea of "suspense" and "character development" in nonfiction writing.
Students will be able to understand the post-colonial point of view in literature.
Students will be able to learn the different styles of thesis presentation and construction.