1. DOMINICAN COLLEGE OF TARLAC, INC.
Mac Arthur Highway, Poblacion (Sto. Rosario), Capas, 2315 Tarlac, Philippines
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
SEMI-DETAILED LESSON PLAN IN ENGLISH GRADE 10
By: Estabillo, Christian Jerome C, BSED E4A
I. LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- The learners will be able to read the short story “The Lottery” and expand their
knowledge of advanced and technical vocabulary through various techniques.
- Indicate their perception in the literary piece especially its theme.
- Write their impression towards the purpose of the author regarding the short story,
“The Lottery” in our society.
II. SUBJECT MATTER
a. Topic: The Lottery by: Shirley Jackson
b. Reference/s: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1948/06/26/the-lottery
c. Value/s Integrated: Critical Thinking, Understanding and Comprehension
d. Learning Materials: PowerPoint Presentation, Monitor, Visual aids and Green
e. Instructional Methods/Techniques: Lecture, Interactive session and Q & A
III. LEARNING PROCEDURES
Routines: Greeting, Prayer, Checking of Attendance, Evaluation of Homework.
a. Preparatory Activities
The teacher will conduct a review regarding the different Literary Criticism.
Questions to ask:
What are the six different type of literary criticism?
Why it is crucial to use these devices in criticizing a literary piece?
b. Developmental Activities
The teacher will display a series of image where the learners can “Read” these
pictures to form a word.
1. Scapegoat One that bears the blame
2. Foolishness Quality of being unwise.
3. Imitate Take or follow as model.
4. Conformity Compliance with standards,
rules, or law.
5. Persecution Treat someone cruelly
especially because of the
race or religious or political
3. Author’s Background
4. PRESENTATION OF THE LESSON
- Lottery is one of the best things that has ever happened to human kind
especially those that dream high and but their dreams do not come to life
because they do not have what it takes to make it happen. This game focused
in this argument is the jackpot one. When individuals or people in general buy
the lottery ticket their hopes are high, and they anxiously await with
anticipation hoping to win. However, Shirley Jackson's short story, "The
Lottery" appears to be an ordinary day in a small town takes an evil turn when
someone is stoned to death after "winning" the town lottery.
3. Questions to ask:
1. How many people lived in the village?
2. What object does the children collecting?
3. Who is the author of the short story?
This village commemorate their tradition annually despite of its unethical
process for them to have good agricultural source and lifestyle.
The villagers of a small town gather together in the square on June 27, a beautiful day, for
the town lottery. In other towns, the lottery takes longer, but there are only 300 people in
this village, so the lottery takes only two hours. Village children, who have just finished
school for the summer, run around collecting stones.
Mr. Summers runs the lottery because he has a lot of time to do things for the village. He
arrives in the square with the black box, followed by Mr. Graves, the postmaster. This
black box isn’t the original box used for the lottery because the original was lost many
years ago, even before the town elder, Old Man Warner, was born.
3 Rising Action
Mr. Summers mixes up the slips of paper in the box. He and Mr. Graves made the papers
the night before and then locked up the box at Mr. Summers’s coal company. Before the
lottery can begin, they make a list of all the families and households in the village.
4 Rising Action
Tessie Hutchinson joins the crowd, flustered because she had forgotten that today was
the day of the lottery. She joins her husband and children at the front of the crowd, and
people joke about her late arrival. Mr. Summers asks whether anyone is absent, and the
crowd responds that Dunbar isn’t there. Mr. Summers asks who will draw for Dunbar, and
Mrs. Dunbar says she will because she doesn’t have a son who’s old enough to do it for
her. Mr. Summers asks whether the Watson boy will draw, and he answers that he will.
Mr. Summers then asks to make sure that Old Man Warner is there too. Mr. Summers
reminds everyone about the lottery’s rules: he’ll read names, and the family heads come
up and draw a slip of paper. No one should look at the paper until everyone has drawn.
He calls all the names, greeting each person as they come up to draw a paper. Mr.
Adams tells Old Man Warner that people in the north village might stop the lottery, and
Old Man Warner ridicules young people. He says that giving up the lottery could lead to a
return to living in caves.
6 Falling Action
Mr. Summers finishes calling names, and everyone opens his or her papers. Word quickly
gets around that Bill Hutchinson has “got it.” Tessie argues that it wasn’t fair because Bill
didn’t have enough time to select a paper. Mr. Summers asks whether there are any other
households in the Hutchinson family, and Bill says no, because his married daughter
draws with her husband’s family.
Mr. Graves dumps the papers out of the box onto the ground and then puts five papers in
for the Hutchinsons. As Mr. Summers calls their names, each member of the family
comes up and draws a paper. When they open their slips, they find that Tessie has drawn
the paper with the black dot on it. Mr. Summers instructs everyone to hurry up.
The villagers grab stones and run toward Tessie, who stands in a clearing in the middle of
the crowd. Tessie says it’s not fair and is hit in the head with a stone. Everyone begins
throwing stones at her.
Questions to ask:
1. Who administer the lottery?
2. Who was the one who got the paper with black dot in the first draw?
Summary of The Lottery
4. 3. What is/are the difference between the tradition we have in the Philippines
and the tradition they have in the story?
Tessie Hutchinson's husband and the father of their four children. He is the head of
household chosen in the first lottery drawing.
The unlucky loser of the lottery. Tessie draws the paper with the black mark on it and is
stoned to death. She is excited about the lottery and fully willing to participate every year,
but when her family’s name is drawn, she protests that the lottery isn’t fair. Tessie arrives
at the village square late because she forgot what day it was.
3 Mr. Summer
The man who conducts the lottery. Mr. Summers prepares the slips of paper that go into
the black box and calls the names of the people who draw the papers. The childless owner
of a coal company, he is one of the village leaders.
The oldest man in the village. Old Man Warner has participated in seventy-seven lotteries.
He condemns the young people in other villages who have stopped holding lotteries,
believing that the lottery keeps people from returning to a barbaric state.
5 Mr. Graves
The postmaster. Mr. Graves helps Mr. Summers prepare the papers for the lottery and
assists him during the ritual.
1 Setting In a warm day of June 27th
, the villagers gather to the square.
2 Conflict Man vs. Society
Theme of the Story
Human Capacity for Violence
Power of Tradition and Ritual
Mob Mentality and Conformity
5. 5. APPLICATION
Instruction: The teacher will provide a picture regarding the plot of the story
and they will group the class into four. Each group will collaborate on what
story structure does the pictures belong and paste it in the board and explain it
c. Closure Activity
Generalization: Ask the students about their reflection regarding the story of
Shirley Jackson, The Lottery.
6. IV. EVALUATION
Direction: Choose the correct answer and write the letter in the space before the
____1. How many people live in the village?
A. About 300
B. Less than 100
D. Just under a thousand
____2. What are people gathering in the town square?
A. The mayor is making a speech
B. It is the annual lottery day
C. There is a band concert in the morning
D. They are voting on whether to discontinue the lottery.
____3. Which stones are the most prized for use in the lottery?
A. Shiny, decorative ones
B. Heavy, flat ones
C. Hard, jagged ones
D. Smooth, round ones
____4. What is the date of the lottery?
A. July 4th
B. February 2nd
C. April 1st
D. June 27th
____5. What is being used for the first time this year?
A. Black and white ping pong balls
B. A new black box
C. Slips of paper instead of wood chips
D. A bigger stool
____6. How do they assemble when it is time to begin the ceremony?
A. In double file lines
B. Making a huge circle in the town square
C. Crowding forward to try to be first to draw
D. Coming together in family groups
____7. What sound is heard as the papers are opened?
A. Lil Wayne
B. The women speaking all at once
C. The school marching band
D. Nothing. It is very quiet
____8. In a large village, how long might the lottery last?
A. An hour because the slips were mailed to people
7. B. Not long because of better equipment
C. As much as seven days
D. All-day because they have more activities in the square
____9. What type of story is The Lottery?
A. A comedy
B. A history
C. A satire
D. A drama
____10. What is Jackson's main theme in this short story?
A. The value of human life
B. The need for tradition in small towns
C. The foolishness of blindly following tradition
D. The need for change in a community
Direction: Answer the following questions in a one whole sheet of paper.
1. What is the use of "Black Box" in the Story?
2. What are the Lottery's rules?
3. What is the meaning of "Black dot" on the paper?
4. What is the difference between the lottery in the Philippines and in the story
written by Shirley Jackson?
5. Give the theme of the short story based on your understanding.
6-10. What is/are the literary approach/es can you find in the story? Then explain.
Ms. Monique Baun