Lamb to the Slaughter Essay - Digital Resource

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Enrich your study of Roald Dahl’s “Lamb to the Slaughter” with this digital writing activity. Students assume the role of either Mrs. Maloney’s prosecutor or her defense lawyer in the trial for the murder of her husband. Given the evidence in the story, students write a “closing statement” defending their position. **Clearly, Mrs. Maloney is guilty, but the task is to create an argument supporting the chosen position, using textual evidence to solidify claims.**

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*Description and guided brainstorming – students collect textual evidence and decide how to “spin” it for the jury
*Rubric – Choose between analytic and holistic versions
*Paper version (.pdf)

Your download is a .zip file containing a .pdf with download instructions for Google Drive, upload instructions for the digital learning environment of your choice (Google, Microsoft, etc.), and a .pdf of the printable version of this resource.

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Lamb to the Slaughter Essay - Digital Resource
Lamb to the Slaughter Essay - Digital Resource
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