Students participate in self-assessed small-group discussions in which they discuss the extent to which the main character of the story has adapted to human society. Each member of the group establishes a claim and supports that claim with text evidence.
1. Review Homework Responses
(Review “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves” and write a paragraph in response to the following prompt: Select a character from “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves.” How does Russell use physical descriptions to develop this character?)
Each student shares a claim about whether Claudette has adapted to human society by the end of the story, providing text evidence to support the claim. Next, other students engage the speaker in discussion about the speaker’s claim and evidence, using their own claims and evidence as entry points.
Is each claim fully supported by text evidence? Why or why not?
What additional evidence could support the claims made?
What other claims could be made about whether Claudette has adapted to human society?
- I think Claudette has/has not adapted to human society because —— (textual evidence + analysis)
- I respectfully disagree with you because —— (textual evidence + analysis)
- I can add to that evidence because the text also says —— (textual evidence + analysis)
3. Short essay response (quick write)
Write a paragraph in response to the following prompt:
- Make a claim about Claudette’s development in each stage. Write one claim for each stage, five claims in total.
Include this lesson’s vocabulary wherever possible to develop the topic through the use of well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient evidence. Use your Short Response Rubric and Checklist to guide your written responses. Send in your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org!