Teacher Guide

The Old Man and the Sea 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 be able to read closely to determine both explicit and implicit meanings of the text.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to identify and analyze significant symbols, motifs and themes throughout the novel.

  3. 3

    To analyze the structure of the text, referring to the significance of first and thrid person narrative to the unfolding of the plot and the development of setting, character and theme.

  4. 4

    To use textual evidence to support interpretations and analyses.

  5. 5

    To model the author's writing style and the text's theme through the development...

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