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 identify key themes in A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court and trace their expression and development.
Students will be able to make connections between the novel's themes and Twain's biography and worldview.
Students will be able to analyze the book's structure and pacing, and identify how they affect the narrative flow, as well as how they reflect the novel's larger themes.
Students will be able to analyze the novel's tone and style, and consider how they express the novel's overarching themes.