Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 6

Can you tell everything about a character based on his or her actions? Delve into the prominent characters of Karen Russell's "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" with helpful reading tips and discussion question. A thorough lesson plan provides vocabulary words, a graphic organizer to track development, and a writing prompt to analyze the characters of Mirabella and Jeanette.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Project the graphic organizers onto a whiteboard for learners to fill out together
  • Have your class keep a reading journal with copies of the tracking organizers, or a notebook for them to copy down important passages
Classroom Considerations

  • Look for the short story on page 258 of the attached module overview; the listed page number (229) refers to the original publication page
  • The sixth lesson in a series of 17 based on the short story
Pros

  • Includes a document version of the lesson plan for editing
  • Encourages close reading and active notetaking
Cons

  • None