Included in this unit on Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" are:
• Vocabulary activities
• Scaffolded reading prompts embedded in the short story
• Plot Diagram for students to complete in conjunction with the reading prompts
• Handout / Teacher Guide regarding Symbolism & Irony
• Discussion & Analysis questions with answer key
Common Core Standards addressed in this unit:
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.