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The Landlady by Roald Dahl Lesson Plan

Instructor: Frank Clint

Frank has been an educator for over 10 years. He has a doctorate degree in education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction.

Explore the concepts of theme, irony, deception, and naiveté in this lesson for teaching the hair-raising 'The Landlady' by Roald Dahl. Students will be on the edges of their seats with this spooky tale.

Instruction

Learning Objectives

After this lesson students will be able to:

  • Create theme statements
  • Answer questions about the story
  • Identify and write about examples of irony in the story
  • Write an objective summary of a text

Length

This lesson should take approximately 60 minutes.

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.6

Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.4

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