Teacher Guide

The Alchemist (Coelho) 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

    Determine the text's central themes and analyze their development throughout the story

  2. 2

    Apply storytelling and myth frameworks to gain a deeper understanding of the text

  3. 3

    Explore the role of culture within a story, thinking critically about how culture is represented

  4. 4

    Examine the various perspectives of different characters within a story

  5. 5

    Apply what is learned through literature to one's own experience

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