Teacher Guide

The Westing Game 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

    To close-read the text for explicit meaning and inferential clues.

  2. 2

    To cite specific text evidence in support of claims.

  3. 3

    To differentiate the voices entailed in the third-person omniscient point of view and discern dramatic irony.

  4. 4

    To produce sophisticated written, artistic, oral, and visual responses to the text and research materials.

  5. 5

    To explore, interpret, and present text or textual interpretation in performance.

  6. 6

    To follow the development of themes through the course of a text.

  7. 7

    To analyze a text of length for the elements of...

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