The Landlady by Roald Dahl Activities & Worksheets


Give your middle school students a short story they’ll love and grab this packet of The Landlady by Roald Dahl Activities & Worksheets for an engaging and no prep week! A wide variety of creative options are included making it easy to differentiate your instruction, extend the learning for your early finishers, or provide students with choice. Printable? Digital? It’s all included to save YOU time.


There are a variety of activities and worksheets for students, including:

Plot Diagram – Can your students complete a plot diagram for “The Landlady?”

Wanted Poster – Incorporate some characterization by having students create a WANTED poster for the Landlady.

NY Times Breaking News – Sneak a bit of summary practice by having students report on the Landlady’s events.

Explore Alternate Endings – Invite your students to consider how the story might have changed through different “What if…” scenarios.

Short-Story One Pager – One-pagers are student (and teacher) favorites. Push some higher-level thinking with a Landlady-themed one-pager (and create a fantastic hallway display!)

Compare & Contrast – Compare the portrayal of different literary elements between the text and a film.

All you need to do to use these resources is hit print or assign on your digital learning platform. Everything is ready to go!



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stephanie said, “Another great product!  Easy, rigorous, and engaging for students!  Quick formative assessment! Thank you!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mrs. Ross said, “I love “The Landlady,” and there are so many great resources in here that add so much to my lesson! Thank you so much.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Christy said, “I was looking for practice sheets for my kiddos to reinforce what we learned in class, and this was perfect. I also bought the escape room, well worth the price.”


Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

RL.6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5

RL.7.1, 7.2, 7.3

RL.8.1, RL.8.2


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