This lesson is part of a two week unit on tradition and culture. The short story used in this lesson is The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. The class has been reading this text for a week, examining the character development and the big question of “How does tradition impact a culture,” and discussing this question each day. At end of this unit students will produce a piece of writing on symbolism and irony. Aligned to CCSS: RL.9-10.10, W.9-10.9, SL.9-10.1
Symbolism in "The Lottery"
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.