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The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

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Elizabeth McKenzie

on 6 April 2018

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Transcript of The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

In your journal, answer the following questions:

How was the scene from The Hunger Games like a lottery?
How would you feel if you were one of the two individuals selected to fight in the Hunger Games?
Based on the anticipation guide and the Hunger Games scene, what do you think "The Lottery" will be about?
4/11/18 You need your binder!


1. Read background on Shirley Jackson (p. 25)
2. Listen follow along to "The Lottery" (pp. 25-34), focusing in on the author's word choice to create tone and mood. Write these words down in your journal.

Film Adaptations
Film Adaptation

After screening the film version of "The Lottery", you will need a sheet of paper to answer the following question: At what point did you realize the purpose of the lottery?
Cite evidence
from the text to support your ideas.
Mob Mentality
The Dangers of Blindly Following Tradition
The Randomness of Persecution
Belief in Superstitions
"The Lottery"
Anticipation Guide
Agree or Disagree
Brainstorm -
Write 3 sentences
on the back

What is the purpose of the lottery and how do the villagers react to it?
Brainstorm some themes that are represented in the story!
Journal 4/12/18

Turn to page 28
Reread lines 85-104 (the larger paragraph on the page.
Discuss the pacing throughout the story up to this paragraph. How does the pacing of this paragraph effect the story overall?

The pacing of a story is how quickly or slowly the author moves the action along. Changes in pacing affect the story's mood.
In your journal (under
the list of words you
wrote down), describe
the tone of lines 159-168.
Cite words that lead you
to that conclusion.
Think, Pair, Share!
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