Betrayal in Literature—Barreiro

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What do Roald Dahl's "Lamb to the Slaughter" and the Book of Genesis have in common? Both are complex texts that model how authors can approach the same concept—betrayal—in very different ways.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Set aside extra prep time to explore the many tabs and links provided in the resource
Classroom Considerations
  • The unit is designed to be used between the middle and the end of eighth grade year
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  • A short video provides viewers with background information to frame an understanding of the book of Genesis from the Christian Bible
  • The tasks are carefully scaffolded to allow writers to make notes that will help them develop their essays 
  • The link to the dramatic reading of "Lamb to the Slaughter" does not work; however, several versions are available on the Internet
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