I'm reposting this old file because it's Roald Dahl's centenary and because "The Landlady" is an exceptionally well written, suspenseful and eerie short story that cries out to be explored at Hallowe’en by both middle and high school students. (And it is not to be missed if “foreshadowing” and “appearance versus reality” figure in your curriculum.) If your school doesn’t own any of the many anthologies featuring The Landlady, thanks to the BBC, you can access the text, audio files and related activities here:
I’ve summarized The Landlady and stirred the pieces in my cauldron. After your class has read the story, your students should be able to reconstitute the summary as a small group, co-operative activity.