Reflection: Student Led Inquiry Using Questions To Deepend Our Understanding Of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" (2 of 2) - Section 4: Students Answer Questions And Confer With Their Peer


I wish I had video of this activity because it was fantastic.  This student did a great job developing additional questions over The Lottery.  I particularly like her question about the relationship between Tessie's last words and the rest of the story.  Although I don't have her partner's answers or their conversations, I can tell you it was dynamic.  Her partner answered the question on the surface saying something about she didn't think it was fair.  The questioning student actually asked her to "dig deeper" and tell her why Tessie didn't think it was fair.  This led to a great discussion about Tessie's complex character only caring when it was happening to her.  I will definitely use this strategy again.  

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Using Questions To Deepend Our Understanding Of Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" (2 of 2)

Unit 12: Short Story Boot Camp
Lesson 6 of 11

Objective: SWBAT analyze the theme (s) and irony of The Lottery by using Bloom's Taxonomy to guide a class discussion.

Big Idea: Let's give students an opportunity to discuss literature!

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