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Teaching The Lottery

The Lottery

"The Lottery" is a short story by Shirley Jackson, written in June 1948 and first published in the June 26, 1948 issue of The New Yorker. The story describes a small town in contemporary America which has an annual ritual known as "the lottery". It has been described as "one of the most famous short stories in the history of American literature. Used with permission from Shirley Jackson's family.

Shirley Jackson
The New Yorker

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does the tradition of the lottery affect the relationships among the townspeople?
STANDARDS:
RL.3 - Characters & Plot, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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