The Landlady by Roald Dahl foreshadowing activity and reflection + answers!

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This was a great activity to discuss foreshadowing! Students had a lot of fun finding the "clues" and had insightful discussion about the story. Thanks!
It was great...for many of my online learning classes, I redo most of the assignments so I know what it will look like for my students.
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This is a fun collaborative activity that requires students to discuss different quotes from the text and decide whether or not they foreshadow the ending of the story!

Included are 17 quotes from "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl that you will cut into strips. 12 of the quotes ARE foreshadowing, 5 are NOT. You'll make a set for each group of students. The directions (included- you can project them or make copies) instruct the students to make a pile of the strips that show foreshadowing, and a pile of the ones that do not. For the ones that DO, they are instructed to discuss what Dahl was foreshadowing or hinting at with each line.

Afterwards, the students will complete a reflection question individually. I have included two different questions for you to choose from, OR you could offer the students a choice as to which one they would like to answer. The first asks them to select the quote from the activity that pinpoints the moment in the text when they realized what was foreshadowed throughout the whole story. The second asks them to identify and explain the quote that contributed the most to the suspenseful mood of the text.

If you are looking to differentiate this activity, you could give lower level students a smaller amount of quotes. Higher level students who finish early could be challenged to turn the examples that are NOT foreshadowing into foreshadowing by adding in some words!

I've included an answer key for your convenience.

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