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"...

Classroom Activities for "Lamb to the Slaughter"

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"...

Site where you can get full versions of some classic short stories.  May be more appropriate for middle/high school.

Site where you can get full versions of some classic short stories. May be more appropriate for middle/high school.

Lamb to the Slaughter - Prereading Activity

Lamb to the Slaughter - Prereading Activity

To be completed prior to reading Roald Dahl's short story, "Lamb to the Slaughter.

A packet of activities to accompany Roald Dahl's famous short story, "Lamb to the Slaughter". Included in this free resource:* Comprehension question worksheet (students must use text evidence to justify their responses)* Plot mapping activity--two forms included--one blank and one partially filled* 8 task cards for extension after reading--students can respond in writing or orally.Great for a day when you have a substitute, or for students to work on independently.

A packet of activities to accompany Roald Dahl's famous short story, "Lamb to the Slaughter". Included in this free resource:* Comprehension question worksheet (students must use text evidence to justify their responses)* Plot mapping activity--two forms included--one blank and one partially filled* 8 task cards for extension after reading--students can respond in writing or orally.Great for a day when you have a substitute, or for students to work on independently.

Poison by Roald Dahl short story activities: mentor sentences, lesson plan, quiz, writing activity, and point of view graphic organizer.

Poison by Roald Dahl: Quiz, Mentor Sentences, Graphic Organizer

Poison by Roald Dahl short story activities: mentor sentences, lesson plan, quiz, writing activity, and point of view graphic organizer.

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.

The landlady by roald dahl folding questions & test

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.

Roald Dahl’s short story “The Landlady” is a deliciously creepy tale that is sure to enthrall even the most jaded middle school student. With Halloween only a month and a half awa…

Roald Dahl’s short story “The Landlady” is a deliciously creepy tale that is sure to enthrall even the most jaded middle school student. With Halloween only a month and a half awa…

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