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This product features an engaging pre-reading activity for Shirley Jackson's classic tale of an idyllic town with a shocking tradition, The Lottery. The lesson, called "Tossing Lines," will have each and every one of your students thinking, conversing, writing, and moving all in one class period as they become immersed in the words of the story. At the end of this lesson, students will be chomping at the bit to find out what The Lottery is all about! Over the years, this non-intimidating approach to literature has been the most often requested anticipatory activity that I do with my students.
- Comprehensive 30 minute Lesson Plan
- 30 Unique "Tossing Lines" cards tailored to The Lottery
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