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  • RL.9-10.5. Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.

Learning Target: Students will read “The Lottery” and answer differentiated questions.


Today is all about the idea of a twisted moral compass, as you might have noticed from the video 🙂

Today we’re going to read a short story by Shirley Jackson called The Lottery. This story is a classic, and I think you guys are really going to like it! However, this is going to be one of those odd times when we don’t read together. That’s because I have three differente assignments for you guys to do, and you may not get the same assignment as your neighbor, or as anyone else at your table!

Here are the questions for you guys. If you’re reading from home, you can choose any of the three sets to do (reading comprehension, analysis, and synthesis).

You will have the entire block to work on this, and remember that while you’re working, Ms. B and I will be calling you up to do your vocab quiz! Good luck, everyone!!

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