Use the black humor of Roald Dahls well-known short story, Lamb to the Slaughter, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This one-day lesson plan includes detailed instructions, a 9-question deep-thinking handout (with detailed answer key, of course), and a writing activity that creatively uses an official-looking police report for students to summarize the elements of the story.
This "project menu" offers a wide selection of activities related to the short story The Landlady by Roald Dahl. It includes differentiated options that require students to write a continuation of the story, develop a visual for the story, and research about the story and author.
Use Roald Dahl's creepy short story, "The Landlady" to get your middle/high school students in the Halloween spirit! This resource can be used during the Halloween season, but can also be used at any other time during the year! Included In Your Purchase: • 26 Slide Powerpoint presentation to guide you through the lesson.
➡ UPDATED WITH NEW ADDED FEATURES ⚡ "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl is part of our Short Story Annotation Series designed to improve annotation skills, bolster reading comprehension, and cultivate literary appreciation.
Roald Dahl's "Lamb to the Slaughter" provides students with literary drama and irony. In this 1953 short story, loving wife Mary Maloney kills her husband Patrick with a frozen leg of lamb, conceals her part in the crime and offers the murder weapon as a meal to investigating authorities. Classroom instructors may use "Lamb to the Slaughter"...
Roald Dahl's "The Landlady" is a classic short story that will come alive for your students when you use this folding door worksheet and editable test! Best yet, no glue is needed. Students will enjoy the story's suspense, and their critical thinking skills will get a good workout while reading and answering the questions for this four-day activity.