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Lamb to the Slaughter Short Story Analysis | Roald Dahl


In this Reading Comprehension Guide & Literary Analysis of the short story Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl, students will participate in before, during, and after reading activities.

Included in this short story lesson plan:

  • Before Reading Word Sort
  • Academic Vocabulary Powerpoint and Graphic Organizer
  • During Reading Comprehension Questions and Answers
  • After Reading Cooperative Learning Literary Analysis Questions and Answers
  • Analysis of the Biblical verses Alluded in the story Lamb to the Slaughter
  • Creative Writing Options

Skills studied and covered in this lesson:

  • Point of View
  • Theme
  • Allusion
  • Symbolism
  • Dramatic Irony
  • Situational Irony
  • Suspense
  • Characterization
  • Inferences
  • Conflict
  • Dialogue

File Types Included:

Teacher Guide and Answer Keys (PDF)

Student Copy of Activities (Word document—editable for teachers)

Student Copy of Activities (PDF—ready to print)

Vocabulary Lesson (Powerpoint presentation)