The Hitchhiker by Lucille Fletcher – Elements of Drama Activities for RL.6.7


Looking for a short drama that your students are guaranteed to love? Look no further than The Hitchhiker by Lucille Fletcher! This 5-day lesson plan includes an editable slideshow plus various engaging student activities that promote deeper thinking about the elements of drama and the story elements at play in the short story. Easy to use, highly engaging, and no prep. Could it get any better?


With this lesson plan, students will experience The Hitchhiker in three different ways. Students will read the script, listen to the radio play, and watch the teleplay. As they do so, they will be guided through a reflection on various elements of fiction and drama.

► Here’s What’s Included:

  • Teacher Slideshow (editable)
  • Elements of Drama Analysis
  • Elements of Fiction Analysis
  • Mood Activity
  • Compare/Contrast Activity (RL.6.7, RL.7.7)
  • Quiz
  • Creative Writing Task

“The Hitchhiker” is the perfect drama for middle school because it’s suspenseful, it ends with a plot twist that will send your students for a loop, and it offers a unique opportunity to review a wide variety of skills.

Everything in this resource is printable and digital, so you don’t have to worry about adapting activities for different circumstances or student needs. You can also edit the slideshow & the worksheets!

The ZIP File Includes:

  • Editable PowerPoint Presentation
  • Editable PowerPoint Worksheets/Activities
  • “The Hitchhiker” Activities PDF (links to Google versions on pg. 4)

Due to copyright restrictions, the script, radio play, and teleplay episode are not included with your purchase. However, you will find links to access these resources to use in conjunction with the included lessons and worksheets should you not have access otherwise.


Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

  • RL.6.3, RL6.5, RL.6.7
  • RL7.3, RL.7.7


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