Lesson: The Landlandy

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Lesson Objective

Students will be able to recognize plot elements in short stories and analyze characters- their traits, motivations, conflicts, points of view, relationships, and changes.

Lesson Plan

Do Now

Students will complete an assignment in the Reading Comprehension Do Now packet.

Today we continuing to analyzing "The LandLady" by looking the author's purpose.  Now we all know that author's write for three reasons: to inform, persuade and entertain.   Today we are going to review author's purpose and then discuss implied author's purpose.  we will review author's purpose by viewing a PowerPoint on it and will define implied author's purpose.

Direct Instruction:
Teacher will conduct a review lecture on Author's Purpose using the PowerPoint.  There is an opportunity for students to answer questions and take notes.  Teacher may want to provide this powerpoint to the students as notes.

Guided Practice

Students and Teacher will read the short story together as a class using the text to help them understand author's purpose.

Independent Practice:

Students will answer the following comprehension questions below:
Reading Comprehension Answer each question below.
1. Why is Billy drawn to the window of the boardinghouse?
2. Why does Billy decide to stay at the boardinghouse?
3. What makes Billy assume that the landlady is harmless?
4. How does Billy react to the names in the guest book?
5. What does Billy discover about the landlady’s pets?
6. What does the taste of bitter almonds suggest about the tea?




What one question would you ask Ronald Dahl about why he  wrote The Landlady




Lesson Resources

The Landlady   Reading Passage


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