Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 12

Finding the central idea in a text can be as simple as deciphering the correct pieces of supporting evidence. As your class reads Stage 4 of "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" by Karen Russell, they analyze the interactions between the girls and determine how they help to develop the central idea.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair with a lesson about author's purpose or literary devices
  • Assign literature circles throughout the unit
  • Project the graphic organizer onto the board for collaborative practice
Classroom Considerations

  • Comes with a model tracking tool, but you'll need to locate the blank version in a previous lesson
  • The 12th lesson of a unit about the same short story
  • You can find the text for the story on page 258 of the attached module overview
Pros

  • Encourages active reading and discussion
  • Quick Write is a versatile teaching tool
Cons

  • None