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 make connections between the text, historical, and current events.
Students will be able to analyze the author's writing style and the narrator's point of view.
Students will be able to analyze characters' motivations and write creatively from the point of view of the characters.
Students will be able to use textual evidence to support interpretations and analyses of symbols and themes.
Students will be able to analyze the structure of the text, referring to the significance of one part of the text to the whole....