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 read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it
Students will be able to determine the text’s central ideas and themes and analyze their development.
Students will be able to use arguments to support their claims both in writing and in classroom discussion, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Students will be able to build vocabulary through various techniques, including using context and consulting reference materials.