initial (adj.) – first or beginning
couth (adj.) showing or having good manners or
culture shock (n.) a state of bewilderment and
distress experienced by an individual who is
suddenly exposed to a new, strange, or foreign social
and cultural environment.
Vocabulary (Cont.)
kempt (adj.) – neatly or tidily kept
exuberant (adj.) – extremely joyful and
kinetic (adj.) – characterized by movement
remedied (v.) – corrected or removed a
problem of any kind
heifer (n.) – a young female cow
cleric (n.) – an ordained member of a religion
jugular (n.) – short for jugular vein, a large vein
in the neck disconcerting (adj.) – upsetting or
bliss (n.) – supreme happiness
catastrophic (adj.) – disastrous
adapted (v.) – adjusted oneself to different
Vocabulary (Cont.)
barbarity (barbaridad – Spanish) (n.) – crude or unsophisticated act
languid (adj.) – relaxed
hirsute (adj.) – hairy; shaggy
sinewy (adj.) – muscular; strong
purgatory (n.) – a place of purification or temporary punishment after death;
a place in between two worlds
ostracized (v.) excluded, by general consent, from society, friendship,
conversation, privileges, etc.
Vocabulary (Cont.)
bilingual (adj.) – able to speak two languages with the facility of a native
delectable (adj.) – appetizing or delicious
supplemented (v.) – completed or added to
interred (v.) – placed into or buried
assault (n.) – a violent attack
conferred (v.) – discussed together
improvised (v.) – made up
Vocabulary (Cont.)
bristled (v.) – (of hair or fur) stood upright away from the skin, esp. in anger
or fear.
overstimulating (v.) – too exciting
bewildered (adj.) perplexed and confused
disoriented (adj.) – confused
grimace (n.) – a type of facial expression, usually of disgust, disapproval, or
taunt (n.) – a remark made in order to anger, wound, or provoke someone
eradication (n.) – removal of or destruction
bipedal (adj.) – walking on two feet
Vocabulary (Cont.)
commandment (n.) – an order or mandate
origins (n.) – places from which something arises or is derived
aptitudes (n.) – abilities or talents
catechism (n.) – a book of principles or instruction; usually associated with
the Roman Catholic
rehabilitated (adj.) – restored to good condition, health, or standing
shunned (v.) kept away from
Based on what we just read, what do you think
the girls are doing at St. Lucy’s, and what
evidence from the text supports your ideas?
Independent Writing
Why does it seem the pack hates Jeanette and
Mirabella? What evidence in the text supports
your thinking?
End of Stage 2 in “St.
Write down one question you have about Stage 2.
Make one prediction about what you think will
happen in Stage 3.
Quick Write!
What are some of the lessons the pack is
learning at St. Lucy’s? Cite textual evidence to
support your response.
Stage 3 of “St. Lucy’s”
How does this scene reveal the differences
between Mirabella, Jeanette, and Claudette, and
what textual evidence supports your ideas?
Independent Questions
What happened at the dance?
What is your response to Mirabella being
expelled? Use evidence from the text to support
your thinking.
Quick Write
What is the central idea of "St. Lucy’s Home for
Girls Raised by Wolves"? Cite at least four
pivotal moments in the text that show how the
conflict develops throughout the story.
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