Class Agenda #34 – “The Lottery” Part 2


Timer- “Rebirth Of Slick” -Digable Planets (1993, 4:09)

Prompt- What are some traditions that you either hate, or that need to be updated?

Examples- Dressing up for Halloween, Birthday Presents, Reading Your Story in the Front of the Class, etc…



SLT- I can write an objective summary of life in the extreme environments portrayed in “The Lottery.”

SLT- I can identify how author’s word choice impacts the mood and tone of a text.

Grapple Text- Read the Questions On the Back of “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson – Circle any words that you do not know.

  • This should be the second small packet.


  • Mini-Lesson

Read Aloud- “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson


  • Question Review-
  • 1) Were you surprised by the ending of the story? If not, at what point did you know what was going to happen? How does Jackson start to foreshadow the ending in paragraphs 2 and 3? Conversely, how does Jackson lull us into thinking that this is just an ordinary story with an ordinary town?
    • What is the question asking me? 
    • Where do I look? – paragraphs 2 and 3
  • In what ways are the characters differentiated from one another? Looking back at the story can you see why Tessie Hutchinson is signaled out as the “winner”?
    • What is the question asking me?
    • Where do I look? – anywhere I see Tessie Hutchinson

Class Work- Questions 1-3

Answer Questions 1 and 3 in about a paragraph each. 

Answer Question 2

HW Reminder– 

  • Homework starts tonight. 30 Minutes of Reading, 2-3 Sentence Reaction/Summary, 1 Page of Independent Writing 

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