If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
To notice and analyze connections, both thematic and plot, across stories.
To use technology to create high-quality, analytical responses to fiction.
To write essays that consider the themes of the stories within their historical and social contexts.
To read with an eye for themes, motifs, symbols, and other components of literature and pull out quotes that relate to these components.