This product contains various activities for the short story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson. A specific overview of the product is listed below.
*Anticipation Guide: Students read 12 statements pertaining to themes in the story and determine if they agree or disagree with the statement and explain why or why not.
*Prereading Questions: This is a handout containing 5 questions students are to complete prior to reading the story in order to get them thinking about various aspects of the text.
*Theme Graphic Organizer: This is a handout I created for students to complete in groups after reading the story. It is a 3-part assignment. Students are asked to define "theme," identify a theme in the story, and provide textual evidence to support their identified theme. I use my product "Review of Literary Terms: Theme" to introduce this assignment.
*Bizarre Traditions: I created this activity to allow students to make connections to old and current traditions from around the world. This activity is a PowerPoint that starts with a brainstorming question to get students thinking, then provides an engaging hook by providing 6 slides with interesting traditions from around the world. Then, the PPT segues to the topic of honor killings, providing a definition and some reasons for honor killings. The next slide mentions a famous social media star that was the victim of an honor killing. The next slide provides detailed instructions for the assignment: 1) Read an article about honor killings out loud as a class. 2) Complete a close reading of the article individually highlighting two specific details (listed in the PPT). 3) Think/Pair/Share activity. 4) Class discussion. The last slide contains an additional assignment where students identify the tone of the article citing textual evidence. An answer key slide has been provided for the teacher.
*The Hunger Games: This concluding activity I read in an article online. I created the PowerPoint, added the graphics, and created the handout necessary to complete this activity. This activity requires you to be able to view the first 18 minutes of the movie The Hunger Games, so please preview it to ensure it is appropriate for your class. This PowerPoint contains the learning goal for the lesson which is: Analyze how a director uses certain visual cues for the same purpose that Shirley Jackson uses word choice in “The Lottery.” There are clear directions in the PPT for before viewing the clip, while viewing the clip, and after viewing the clip. This activity includes an individual assignment, a small group task, and a whole group discussion. I also have included a print out of the group tasks that will need to be passed out to students to complete the activity.