If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Reading well: appreciating the achievement of the author by examining and discussing details and overarching themes and considering how the details contribute to the whole novel.
Thinking well: using the discussion questions to draw conclusions from evidence and using evidence to weigh arguments and counterarguments.
Speaking well: developing oral skills through vocabulary development, debate, and group discussion.
Writing well: creating and sustaining an argument, using evidence, in essay form.
Writing creatively: using non-expository...