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After silent reading you were given the opportunity to finish your Response Journal blog posts on The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson. Don’t forget that you need to include hyperlinks as part of the “connections” section of your response, and you need to add a paragraph where you discuss your initial reactions to the 1996, made-for-tv movie based on the story. Part of your blogging responsibility is also to comment on at least 3 of your classmates blog posts. Remember that you want to offer meaningful comments, constructive criticism, or add something new to their ideas. It is not enough to say “I agree,” or “good job.”
Next class we will finish the movie and look at a story and poem with similar themes.
Don’t forget to renew your library book if you are still reading it – it is now overdue.
Today we had a lottery in class! I know… you were all super excited! Greg Z. offered the first bit of foreshadowing when he asked if this was a 6/49 type lottery, or a Hunger Games type lottery – great question Greg! And an awesome lead in to our story “The Lottery,” by Shirley Jackson.
We read the story in 4 chunks, stopping to question and think about key lines or words. After we read the story, we had some discussion about why the town holds the “lottery” each year and then we began looking for evidence in the story that foreshadows the dark ending. We all agreed that the story has a “heavy” feel to it – something that Jackson is great at creating – mood, atmosphere (note use of terms from that ridiculously long list of terms I gave you at the beginning of the year).
Next class you will complete your first response journal, using this story as a prompt.
Here is the video we watched this morning in Leadership for those who were away.
Grade 12’s received a handout of a list of assignments for term 1. Students should easily be able to calculate their term mark using this form. See Mrs. Poulin or Ms. Campbell if you have any questions.
Here is a great video worth sharing. Thanks Mrs. Wilkins for sharing the link.