Give the gift of great resources
with a Teachers Pay Teachers gift certificate.
Buy now

Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl: Short Story Unit - Questions and Activities

Grade Levels
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Resource Types
Product Rating
PDF File
PDF (Acrobat) Document File
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
0.26 MB   |   15 pages


Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl: Short Story Unit with Questions and Activities

Are you looking for resources to teach “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl?

Searching for fun and engaging ways to analyze elements of short stories?

This package of resources contains everything you need to teach a unit on “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl. Detailed comprehension questions, character analysis, and paragraph writing activities are all included. All activities are classroom tested and include creative handouts and detailed instructions. Very little teacher prep is needed – simply print and teach!

This fun and engaging package of resources contains the following:

Comprehension Questions: A complete set of comprehension questions to go along with the short story. Detailed answer key included!

Characterization Chart: Students learn about direct and indirect presentation, and use that information to complete a chart on a character from the novel

5Ws News Report: Students create a news broadcast presentation on the story, and present it to the class. Students must reflect back on the novel and answer the 5W's of Who, What, Where, When, and Why. A great way to reflect on key scenes!

Paragraph Writing Activity: Students write a detailed paragraph describing whether they think Mary Maloney is guilty or not guilty. Detailed handout and Marking Key included!

Check out some great similar products here!

Reading Comprehension: Middle School Foldables, Activities, and Worksheets.

Close Reading for Middle School Students – With Excerpts from Classic Short Stories!.

Interactive Reading Notebooks: Reading Comprehension Strategies.

Interactive Reading Notebooks: Author’s Purpose!.

Customer Tips:

How to get TPT credit to use on future purchases:
• Please go to your My Purchases page (you may need to login). Beside each purchase you'll see a Provide Feedback button. If you click on it, you will be taken to a page where you can give a quick rating and leave a short comment for the product. Each time you give feedback, TPT gives you feedback credits that you use to lower the cost of your future purchases. Don’t you just love getting stuff for free?! I really value your feedback, as it helps me improve my products!

Be the first to know about my new discounts, freebies and product launches:
• Look for the green star next to my store logo and click it to become a follower. You will now receive email updates about this store. I promise not to spam you!


Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration

Average Ratings

Overall Quality:
10 ratings

Comments & Ratings

Please log in to post a question.

Product Questions & Answers

Digital Download
User Rating: 3.9/4.0
Digital Download
Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl: Short Story Unit - Qu
Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl: Short Story Unit - Qu
Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl: Short Story Unit - Qu