Using Quotes and Paraphrase in Literary Analysis: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson


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This lesson introduces the idea of integrating sources in literary analysis, using the format of introduce, cite, and explain (ICE). It also distinguishes between direct quotes and paraphrases of an author’s work. Students begin to hone this skill using selected quotes from Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”. This resources includes materials to use as a traditional worksheet or with interactive notebooks.

What you get:
1. A scaffolded introduction with examples and practice for integrating citations
2. Independent practice with Ready Rubrics
3. Suggested answers
4. Two layout suggestions for your ISNs
5. A fully-editable version of the homework assignment and quiz option
6. Bellringers for Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”

About Your Resource:
Your resource downloads as a .zip file and includes three files. You’ll receive a print-and-go .pdf including the printables described above. You’ll also receive an editable .ppt file including the homework and quiz options so that you can change the quotes if you want to or adapt this assignment for other texts. Lastly, you’ll get a .ppt file with the bellringers (editable). The full terms of use is including in the resource, and feel free to email me at if you have any questions!

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