This engaging and detailed unit plan for writing a Literary Analysis of the short story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson consists of 9 lessons.
It uses reading workshop to teach students about literary devices such as theme, characterization, foreshadowing, symbolism and irony, in addition to using reading comprehension strategies, a task card activity, and book talk options.
The writing workshop portion of the unit includes a variety of activities (partner and small group discussion, quick writes, mentor texts, imitating writer's craft, writing process, essay graphic organizer, thesis statements, introductory sentences, sentences that provide textual evidence and explanation, transition sentences, crafting body paragraphs, crafting introductory and concluding paragraphs, revision and editing activities, literary analysis).
The unit concludes with an activity for peer- and self-assessment, a rubric for summative assessment, and options for publishing student writing. This unit is adaptable for grades 7 to 12.