Femme Fatales - The Landlady and Mrs. Maloney: Character Analysis Across Multiple Texts

Two stories by Roald Dahl, "Lamb to the Slaughter" and "The Landlady" provide readers an opportunity to compare stories by the same author. After a close reading of the stories, teams select a character from one of the tales, craft interview questions for the character, and then record a Dateline-style interview of their suspect.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the PowerPoint presentation to guide the lesson
  • Model for the class how to use the Do Ink app and the green screen feature
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a projection device for the PowerPoint and an internet connection for the Dateline video
  • Class members need access to devices loaded with the Do Ink app
  • Set aside extra prep time to prepare the many materials required for the lesson
Pros
  • Provides a link for those unfamiliar with the Honeycomb Harvest strategy
  • Materials are available in Spanish and English
Cons
  • None
Common Core