This lesson unit contains a complete guided reading worksheet with 32 questions (with answer key) for the short story The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. Questions consist of True and False, multiple choice, fill in the blank and short answer.
This is a classic short story published in 1948 that centers around small town rituals of holding a "lottery" where the "winner" receives a death sentence that centers around the offering of human life in order to appease the farming corn gods. A truly horrific story that would capture the attention of the most bored student.
It will take about 50-65 minutes for the students to complete the 32 question worksheet (depending on the student).
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Common Core and Florida Standards Compliant:
LA 22.214.171.124 - Locate and analyze elements of characterization, setting...,
LA 126.96.36.199 - Use background knowledge of subject and related context areas...
LAFS.8.RI.1.2 - Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its...
LAFS. 8.RI.1.3...Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals...
If your literature book does not have this story, you can find it here:
This 32 question worksheet is designed with cost effective photocopying in mind. One sheet photocopying! The answer key is page 2.
As a public high school English teacher, the biggest challenge I have is getting students to read in class or at home. Put a book or short story in front of them, they'll look at it for a few seconds and start day dreaming...
Until I stumbled upon something magnificent. Teenagers like accomplishment. These worksheets ask questions while the reader reads. Every couple of sentences, there's another question in true or false, fill in the blank, define, multiple choice formats. As the student reads, boom, another question. They answer it and continue reading. Before you know it, they have finished reading the story and completed all questions for further lessons/discussions.
These worksheets are great for daily lessons, test/quiz grades, extra credit, homework, group work (in pairs of two), substitute teacher lessons, emergency lesson plans, great for ESOL or however you can imagine.
FREE COMPLETE SAMPLE WITH KEY PROVIDED FOR "THE MAN TO SEND RAIN CLOUDS". Just search my other downloads for the free full lesson. If you like the full free sample, you will love this one!
This lesson is meant to help students focus on the reading while answering simple questions to keep them on track and focused. (check out my feedback for outstanding results).
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