The Landlady Activities - Middle School Short Stories for Plot Diagram & More!

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The plot diagram was very helpful as we reviewed elements of a story and parts of a plot at the beginning of this year. It also doubled as a study guide. Thank you!
I love "The Landlady," and there are so many great resources in here that add so much to my lesson! Thank you so much.
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The Landlady Activities - Middle School Short Stories for Plot Diagram & More!

Looking for short stories for your middle school students? Don't miss The Landlady! Teaching Roald Dahl’s short story “The Landlady” is easy and engaging with these literary elements activities & worksheets! A wide variety of no-prep options are included for plot diagram, characterization, & more, making it easy to differentiate your instruction, extend the learning for your early finishers, or provide student choice. Printable? Digital? It’s all included to save YOU time.

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There are a variety of literary elements activities and worksheets for students, including:

Plot Diagram - Can your students complete a plot diagram for “The Landlady?”

Wanted Poster - Incorporate some characterization by having students create a WANTED poster for the Landlady.

NY Times Breaking News - Sneak a bit of summary practice by having students report on the Landlady's events.

Explore Alternate Endings - Invite your students to consider how the story might have changed through different “What if…” scenarios.

Short-Story One Pager - One-pagers are student (and teacher) favorites. Push some higher-level thinking with a Landlady-themed one-pager (and create a fantastic hallway display!)

Compare & Contrast - Compare the portrayal of different literary elements between the text and a film.

All you need to do to use these resources is hit print or assign on your digital learning platform. Everything is ready to go!



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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mrs. Ross said, “I love "The Landlady," and there are so many great resources in here that add so much to my lesson! Thank you so much.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Christy said, “I was looking for practice sheets for my kiddos to reinforce what we learned in class, and this was perfect. I also bought the escape room, well worth the price.”


Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

RL.6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5

RL.7.1, 7.2, 7.3

RL.8.1, RL.8.2


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they “see” and “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
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.


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