If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will practice writing analytically by using concrete evidence from the text to back up and develop original arguments.
Students will engage with Rand's distinctive literary style while also practicing their own creative writing skills.
Students will practice engaged and discerning reading skills, learning how to infer characters’ inner thoughts, emotions, and motivations from what is explicitly stated in the text, as well as infer the larger message a story conveys.
Students will think and write about the ways that the novel...