If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will develop presentation and time-management skills through long-term projects.
Students will develop their ability to make a clear and articulate argument with a thesis and textual evidence, in both verbal discussions and written form.
Students will be able to connect the author's biography to the text.
Students will be able to produce creative narratives inspired by the novel's characters and themes.
Students will be able to analyze characters, themes, and symbols from the text.
Students will be able to use textual...