The Hitchhiker by Lucille Fletcher Radio Play Drama Lesson & Activities Digital
The Hitchhiker by Lucille Fletcher digital radio play lesson has all the assignments and activities you need to introduce students to this engaging short story radio play. Fletcher’s psychological thriller follows the journey of a man driving across America in a fit of paranoia and explores themes of fear, obsession, and the blurred lines between reality and illusion. This ready-to-use digital radio play short story lesson includes absolutely everything you need to teach The Hitchhiker by Lucille Fletcher, with a variety of engaging activities and a Google Slides presentation to guide you through every step of the way. Although it can be used at any time of the year, this story works especially well around Halloween.
This is a Google-compatible activity, and students complete all the work on the computer. This works well with distance learning, 1:1 classrooms, remote teaching, Google Classroom, or for online education.
Included in this digital lesson for The Hitchhiker by Lucille Fletcher:
➡️ The Hitchhiker by Lucille Fletcher Google Slides Presentation: This 38-slide Google Slides presentation will guide you through every aspect of the lesson. It includes discussion questions, author biographical information, notes on the radio play and psychological thriller genres, historical context on America during the 1940s, answers to questions for whole class review, analysis notes, a link to The Twilight Zone adaptation, and instructions for writing suspense.
➡️ The Hitchhiker by Lucille Fletcher Digital Activities and Assignments: Have your students demonstrate their understanding of The Hitchhiker by Lucille Fletcher, as well as extend their knowledge by working on any or all of the following digital activities and assignments included in this unit (directions for each activity/assignment included, as well as answer key for several activities):
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