This is an extremely thorough, full 2-week unit for the short story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson. These resources are focused around Common Core Standards for Grade 7, but they are absolutely still relevant for all middle grades students who are studying this story or science fiction/dystopian in general. Please verify this by taking a look at the preview file.
This is the Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 7: March Selection – Click here to read more about the Short Story of the Month Club!
Text Evidence, Implied Meanings (Vocabulary), Irony, Allegory, Symbolism
See the list of activities below for a COMPLETE list of all of the skills covered.
Editable and digital versions included! Scroll to the bottom for details.
This is a comprehensive, Common Core-Aligned Unit packed with a ton of rigorous resources for teaching with this short story. I’ve also included within the unit instructions for accessing this short story if you don’t have it.
It would take me forever to explain to you just how uniquely amazing this resource is, so go ahead and see for yourself. Download and view the unit for another short story, Seventh Grade, for free here.
I've also included complete instructions and standards alignments in the preview file so you can look as closely as you like at this unit before purchase.
Activity 1: Irony Interactive Notebook Lesson* RL.7.1. RL.7.3, RL.7.6
Activity 2: Irony Printables Practice** RL.7.1. RL.7.3, RL.7.6
Activity 3: Journal Activity* SL.7.1
Activity 4: Reaction & Reflection** RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3
Activity 5: Comprehension Quiz** RL.7.1
Activity 6: Plot Diagram Analysis** RL.7.1. RL.7.2, RL.7.3
Activity 7: Vocabulary Guide: Implied Meanings** RL.7.4, RL.7.1
Activity 8: Text Evidence Activity** RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4
Activity 9: Analyze Irony in The Lottery** RL.7.4, RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.7.6
Activity 10: Allegory Interactive Notebook Lesson** RL.7.4, RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.7.6
Activity 11: Allegory Analysis + Historical Context*** RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.9
Activity 12: Symbolism Quick Notes** RL.7.2, RL.7.1, RL.7.3
Activity 13: Symbolism Analysis for The Lottery*** RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.6
Activity 14: Comprehension Skills Test** RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.6
Activity 15: Movie Comparison & Analysis** RL.7.7, RL.7.1, RL.7.2. RL.7.3
Activity 16: Analyze Allegory: The Giving Tree*** RL.7.6, RL.7.1, RL.7.2. RL.7.3
Activity 17: Essential Question*** SL.7.2, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.6, 7.9
**Digital components included!** All student pages are also included in Google Slides version so that students can access them and complete them digitally. Both assessments (quizzes and test) are included in self-grading Google Forms versions.
*EDITABLE* I have added my own original files in PowerPoint format for you to edit if you wish for your own classroom use. This only includes story-specific printables and I can't guarantee your ability to edit them based on your computer's settings and your tech knowledge. Bonus activities that have been included here as a courtesy to you (like interactive notebook lessons) will not include the editable versions - those editable versions are only available in the original resources.
Will this resource work for other grades? Absolutely! Check the preview file for samples. :)