If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will practice engaged and discerning reading skills, learning how to infer characters’ inner thoughts, emotions, and motivations from what is explicitly stated in the text.
Students will practice writing analytically by using concrete evidence from the text to back up and develop original arguments.
Students will think and write about the role that issues like gender, mental illness, and race play in the memoir, as well as how perception of these issues might have changed since the memoir was written.
Students will engage with...