Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 14

Karen Russell's short story "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" has a unique structure that adds value to the story itself. Analyze the way Russell has organized elements of the plot and characterization with the fourteenth lesson in a unit about literary analysis and textual support.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners complete the Quick Write as an exit ticket for the end of class
  • Encourage individuals or groups to choose one character and create a poster profile of the girl, with textual evidence about physical descriptions and character traits
Classroom Considerations

  • You won't find the Stage Analysis Tool in this resource; look back at the 13th lesson to find the blank printable version
  • Locate the story on page 258 of the module overview (attached)
  • Lesson is designed for use after your class has completed the story

  • Encourages critical thinking and deep reading
  • Assigns elements of the lesson to groupwork and homework

  • None