For this activity, students will compare Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games and Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery." The activity requires students to read both texts, complete a graphic organizer, and then analyze the differences. Specifically, this lesson ties to ELA Common Core Standards 8.RL.5 and 8.RL.9, which deal with analyzing differences in formats and noticing ways a text has been modernized.
If you teach a grade other than 8, I can adapt to meet your specific grade's standards.
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