1:1 Creepy Short Story Analysis: The Landlady by Roald Dahl
The students will read and discuss a short story by implementing Literature Circles.
Nicky BA, MA, TESL/TEFL
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Welcome to this creepy short story discussion! The students will analyze and discuss the short story “The Landlady” by Roald Dahl. Yes! The same author that brought you “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and a whole lot more! “The Landlady” is a short horror story by Roald Dahl. It initially appeared in The New Yorker, as did other short stories that would be later reprinted in the 1960 anthology, Kiss, Kiss. This story won “Best Short Story Mystery” at the 1960 Edgar Awards. This popular...
I have my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a Middle School Endorsement in Language Arts and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I have been doing Literature Circles in the classroom for over fifteen years with middle school students. I also tutored high school students in SAT prep with this story as a guide for text analysis. This story is also a favorite with my advanced ESL students. The students bring the text alive by their responses and connections. It really motivates students to become LIFELONG READERS!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
While the content is age appropriate, violence is alluded to but nothing is explicitly stated in the story. The implication of how the character dies can be upsetting to some students. Parents should preview “The Landlady” to be sure they are comfortable with the subject matter.
Nicky BA, MA, TESL/TEFLM.Ed. / Certified TESOL and TEFL Instructor
2 total reviews
7 completed classes
I feel my classes are about empowering the student. It’s paramount that every single student in the class feels comfortable. I like to dedicate a certain amount of time in the beginning of class in just getting to know the students. The trust...