Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 9

Find the central idea in an except of Karen Russell's "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" with a literary analysis lesson. As your class analyzes a section of the story, they determine how the author forms the central idea with purposeful word choice and character development.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Encourage your class to develop their Quick Writes into longer analysis essays
  • Have learners work in literature circles to share their observations
  • Use discussion questions to check for understanding in a reading assessment
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson is the ninth in a series about the same short story, which might take a lot of time in your curriculum
  • You can find the text for the story on page 258 in the attached module overview

  • Addresses word choice as a key component in tone and character development
  • Includes both blank and completed versions of the worksheets and logs

  • None