Creating Suspense Lesson 2: Analyzing Literary Devices in "The Lottery"

Looking for a complete lesson plan that does not require searching for additional materials? Creating Suspense Lesson 2 offers just that. After reading Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery," scholars analyze the literary devices the author uses to create suspense. Individuals compare text, mark text, compare videos to text, and write essays.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Divide learners into groups to present literary devices as a review before the lesson or use the provided PowerPoint presentation
Classroom Considerations
  • The second lesson in a two-part series on how writers use literary devices to create suspense in their stories
  • Easy to teach alone or in conjunction with part one
  • Scholars may need highlighters to mark text
  • The lesson includes all needed materials and instructions for guided practice, independent practice, and even assessment
  • Includes a graphic organizer and rubric
  • Lists detailed directions for educators
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