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 understand the character development in The Glass Castle.
Students will contextualize the work in the memoir genre.
Students will be able to discuss the author's career as a journalist as a stylistic influence on her writing.
Students will be able to discuss the questions of class, race, and gender in the book.
Students will be able to write responses both academic and artistic to different aspects of the book.