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Introduce students to "The Hitchhiker" by Roald Dahl with these ready-to-use digital short story resources.

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 your purchase:
  • 35 slide Google Slides presentation: Use these slides to guide you through all elements of the lesson (author biography, discussion, analysis notes, activities, and much more).
  • Figurative Language Digital Sort: Students will sort quote cards from the story to reveal a mystery question (answer key included).
  • Reading Questions: Students will dive deeper into literary elements by answering questions to show their understanding of characterization, theme, and foreshadowing (answer key included).
  • Dialogue & Diction Analysis: Students examine quotes from each of the three characters and determine how the diction and dialogue reveal character (answer key included).
  • Slang Vocabulary Activity: Students will examine the slang terms used in the story, infer their meaning using context clues, and indicate more modern slang terms used for these words today (answer key included).
  • Postcard Digital Writing: Students take on the role of the driver or the hitchhiker and send the other character a postcard after they part ways.
  • Wanted Digital Poster Project: Students imagine that the police are hot on the hitchhiker's tail after the story and are posting wanted posters. Students must use their understanding of the character and text evidence from the story to create their own digital poster.
  • Pickpocket Police Report: Students create a digital police report for the hitchhiker where they imagine that he has been caught after the story ends. They will include a description of the subject, evidence, witness testimonies, and more.
  • Descriptive Writing Activity: Students use the description of the driver's car as inspiration to write about their own treasured item.

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