This Smart Board lesson was made for a 55-minute period but can be broken up or extended to fit the needs of your class.
This lesson was designed for use after reading the first few pages of Roald Dahl's "The Landlady." It builds on foreshadowing clues, and allows for pair or small group collaboration. There are sentence frames that students may use. They can then practice writing and speaking with academic language and complete sentences while citing textual examples and their own predictions.
The lesson begins with a Bell Work topic on "gut feelings" or intuition, as we will build on this later in conjunction with themes such as "Things are not always what they appear to be, Appearances can be deceiving," or "Trust your instincts."
It then draws on the clues from the first part of the story, allowing for discussion and prediction.
It evolves into a creative writing assignment, which revisits the foreshadowing clues and how they impact the rest of the story.