Teacher Guide

The Bean Trees 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 closely read the text to determine its implicit and explicit meanings.

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    Students will identify themes in the text and trace their progression throughout the work.

  4. 4

    Students will learn about the circumstances of the lives of undocumented people in the United States.

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