Support the development of close reading skills for high school with this set of analysis questions on Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery.” A variety of question types facilitates the process of analyzing character development, examining how word choices influence a reader’s interpretations, applying knowledge of literary devices, and more. An answer key is included. Materials are delivered in Word Document and PDF formats. By engaging in this exercise, students will…
- Define unfamiliar or challenging vocabulary terms in context.
- Determine the tone of a particular passage.
- Determine the author’s intent and its effect on readers.
- Read actively and closely to accurately determine what the text states explicitly and less directly.
- Apply literary devices (foreshadowing).
- Isolate accurate statements about the text from inaccurate statements.