Here’s a nice “The Lottery” lesson plan.
Before you show either of these two movies, print out this Template Literary Interpretation T-Chart and hand it out.
Throw one of these objectives on the board; otherwise, you might “win” the principal’s observation lottery, which seems to happen when you’re sick or showing videos without objectives on the board.
- RL.9-10.7 – Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment.
- RL.11-12.7 – Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text.
I’ll start with the good version of “The Lottery.” This one was made in 2009. It’s about 9 minutes long. There is a minor swear word around the 3:15 mark. Beware.
This next “The Lottery” movie resembles the story accurately: It’s an outdated relic of the past.
If you include the video review lesson plan (above), you’ll have 18 minutes of edutainment followed by student analysis.
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