The Lottery By Shirly jackson

What do you know about lotteries? Have your parents every played the lottery? Have they ever won?

Learning Objective:

We will analyze a fictional story to determine how the plot development is influenced by setting and characters.

Language Objective:

I will write my notes and share my thoughts.

  • Paraphernalia: stuff, articles
  • Ritual: ceremony, custom, tradition
  • Villagers: person who lives in a village
  • Assembled: people gather together in one place for a common purpose
  • Boisterous: noisy and rowdy
  • Paraphernalia: materials
  • Chant: a shouted repeated phrase
  • Household: family
Who did you read about? What are they doing?
You can use the link below to hear it read....
What do you see? What do you hear? Who is doing the action? Who is talking? How do the characters' feel?

Who participates in the lottery?

Who is Mr. Summers?

What does Old Man Warner think of the lottery? How does he feel about the lottery?

"Seventy-seventh year I been in the lottery, " Old Man Warner said as he went through the crowd.
How do Mr. and Mrs. Adams feel about the lottery? What do they say?

To Analyze the story, use this FRAME:

Answer the "Extend the Topic" reflection question and record your response

Character Traits/Qualities

Create a 2 minute video depicting an event that was affected by the setting of the story.


Create a 3 minute video that demonstrates how a character and his/her qualities affected the story's plot development and/or an event in the story.

Created By
Mrs. Maynard


Created with images by Gilgongo - "Lottery" • DaGoaty - "Day 237 - Losing Ticket" • Photographing Travis - "Powerball" • jmoneyyyyyyy - "Winning Lottery Ticket!" • Rosenfeld Media - "UJ005: Figure 2.3" • Rosenfeld Media - "UJ005: Figure 2.3" • Rosenfeld Media - "UJ005: Figure 2.3" • stevendepolo - "Wood Boxes" • bstad - "old man face eyes" • RommmKa - "cold couple" • Skitterphoto - "film movie cinema reel retro entertainment old"

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