Teacher Guide

My Brilliant Friend Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will be able to demonstrate their understandings of important plot points, characters, themes, and symbols in My Brilliant Friend in classroom discussions, group projects, and individual writing assignments.

  2. 2

    Students will examine and understand retrospective narration and its effect on the story.

  3. 3

    Students will refine their writing skills focusing on showing rather than telling.

  4. 4

    Students will understand the way author anonymity affects readers' interaction with the work.

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