Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 5

Finding the central idea in a text is equally important in fiction and nonfiction. Work on analyzing a piece of writing for the central idea with Karen Russell's "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves," complete with supporting details and connections throughout the story.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the graphic organizers with other short stories in your reading unit
  • Have your class read the section together as a small group
Classroom Considerations

  • You can find the short story on page 258 of the attached module overview, but not in this resource
  • The fifth of a series of lessons focusing on the short story

  • Comes with a completed graphic organizer for the central idea notes, as well as a blank version
  • Provides a document version of the lesson plan for editing purposes

  • None