This is an extremely thorough, full 2-week unit for the short story "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl. These resources are focused around Common Core Standards for Grade 7, but they are absolutely still relevant for all middle grades students who are studying this story. Please verify this by taking a look at the preview file.
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Text Evidence, Supporting Arguments w/Text Evidence, Foreshadowing/Author's Craft, Analyzing Word Choice, Mood & Tone
Plus comparing this short story to its short film, radio play, and another poem by the same author
See the list of activities below for a COMPLETE list of all of the skills covered.
Editable and digital versions included! Scroll to the bottom for details.
This is a comprehensive, Common Core-Aligned Unit packed with a ton of rigorous resources for teaching with this short story. I’ve also included within the unit instructions for accessing this short story if you don’t have it.
There are 2 assessments included: Comprehension Quiz (literal comprehension only) and a final Skills Test.
It would take me forever to explain to you just how uniquely amazing this resource is, so go ahead and see for yourself. Download and view the unit for another short story, Seventh Grade, for free here.
I've also included complete instructions and standards alignments in the preview file so you can look as closely as you like at this unit before purchase.
List of Activities & Standards Difficulty Level: *Easy **Moderate ***Challenge
Activity 1: Journal Activity* SL.7.1
Activity 2: Interactive Reading & Discussion Protocol* RL.7.10
Activity 3: Teacher Instructions for Argumentative Paper W.7.1.A, B, C, D, E, RL.7.1, RI.7.6
Activity 4: Analyze Sample Argumentative Paper ** RI.7.6, RI.7.1
Activity 5: Text Evidence Note-Taking Form** RL.1, RI.7.6, W.7.1.B
Activity 6: Outline for Argument** RL.1, RI.7.6, W.7.1.B
Activity 7: Argumentative Essay Rubric*** W.7.1.A, B, C, D, E, RL.7.1, RI.7.6
Activity 8: Annotation Guide: Foreshadowing** RL.7.1, RL.7.4
Activity 9: Author’s Craft Paragraph Outline & Rubric*** RL.7.1, W.7.3, RL.7.4, W.7.4
Activity 10: Comprehension Quiz** RL.7.1
Activity 11: Vocabulary Guide: Word Choice Con. Resp***RL.7.1, RL.7.4
Activity 12: Plot Diagram Analysis** RL.7.1, RL.7.3
Activity 13: Analyze Mood* RL.7.1, RL.7.4
Activity 14: Analyze Tone* RL.7.1, RL.7.4
Activity 15: Comprehension Skills Test** RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.6
Activity 16: Complete Radio Play Analysis ** RL.7.7, RL.7.1. RL.7.2
Activity 17: Short Film Analysis/Comparison*** RL.7.7, RL.7.1. RL.7.2
Activity 18: “The Pig” Poem Analysis/Comparison*** RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.5
Activity 19: Essential Question*** SL.7.2, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.6, 7.9
**Digital components included!** All student pages are also included in Google Slides version so that students can access them and complete them digitally. Both assessments (quizzes and test) are included in self-grading Google Forms versions.
*EDITABLE* I have added my own original files in PowerPoint format for you to edit if you wish for your own classroom use. This only includes story-specific printables and I can't guarantee your ability to edit them based on your computer's settings and your tech knowledge. Bonus activities that have been included here as a courtesy to you (like interactive notebook lessons) will not include the editable versions - those editable versions are only available in the original resources.
Will this resource work for other grades? Absolutely! Check the preview file for samples. :)