This lesson is a writing prompt in which students compare the similarities and differences between Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" and the movie "The Hunger Games." This would be easily adapted to compare/contrast it to the book instead of the movie. Students must summarize both stories, find similarities/differences in the characters, settings, events and occasions, as well as sum it up with the common, underlying themes from both stories. I did this with 8th graders and would not suggest using it below this level without a lot of scaffolding and support. Depending on the support, this can be used from 8th grade through HS. Lesson includes a key that summarizes both stories, gives examples (several) differences/similarities, and several examples of common themes. This is not all inclusive and students may find more examples on their own. This lesson is the "planning" and prompt pages. This is what I hand out in class and, with 8th graders, we plan it together in class after the reading/viewing and then they are tasked with taking this plan and writing their own rough and final drafts.