If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will closely read the text to determine its implicit and explicit meanings.
Students will practice thinking and writing analytically about literature, using examples from the text and appropriate literary terminology to support arguments about how a text functions.
Students will identify themes in the text and trace their progression throughout the work.
Students will learn about the circumstances of the lives of undocumented people in the United States.