Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 2

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In Lesson 2, students will listen to a read aloud of the first half of Karen Russell’s text, St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, from the beginning of the text through Stage 2 (pp. 226-235). Throughout the read aloud, students will experience the text by answering text-dependent questions and responding to the text with their questions. This lesson is part of a two-day sequence of lessons in which students experience the entire text read aloud before deeply analyzing the text through close reading in subsequent lessons. The initial read through of the text serves a number of purposes. A masterful reading of the text supports reading fluency; therefore, this initial read through allows students to comprehend the story as a whole. Additionally, this is an engaging and unusual text, and students will want to know how it ends before analyzing it closely over time.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as...
RL.9-10.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course...
SL.9-10.1.a Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on...

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