This is a lesson based on a great short story, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson. Students will engage in discussion and debate and will conclude with a comprehension activity.

Learning Objectives

  • (ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.1) Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
  • (ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.2) Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
  • (ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.3) Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

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