The Landlady Escape Room | The Perfect Wrap Up To Roald Dahl’s Short Story


Reading Roald Dahl’s creepy short story The Landlady? Don’t miss the chance to wrap it up with The Landlady Escape Room! This editable activity will offer an unforgettable (and standards-based) review with four literary-element breakouts. Your students will be 100% engaged AND 100% challenged! Use this spooky short story escape room in October or anytime during the school year to review the literary elements.


Teachers love using The Landlady escape room to conclude the short story. It’s highly recommended that you read and discuss Roald Dahl’s short story before putting students through this escape room. Trust me; the experience is much more fun when students have a solid understanding of the events that transpired in the story!

There are four breakouts for students to work through:

Plot Structure – Review various elements of the plot structure

Conflict – Review conflict in the text as well as conflict types in general.

Theme – Students identify the most likely theme of the story plus textual evidence to support it

Literary Elements – Review characterization, the setting, vocabulary, and more.

You can use this escape room with Breakout EDU kits, Google Forms, or paper pencil. I’ve included options for ALL three methods!

PLUS, you’ll also receive my editable PowerPoint so you can adjust the levels of questioning as needed for your students!



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Carley said, “AMAZING! My students love escape rooms (they would do one every day! haha). This was such an engaging resource. I always love reading The Landlady every year for Halloween.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ BraggaBit said, “I’ve used this twice now.  Once last year, and again this year.  I am thrilled with the purchase.  To be very honest it’s the first time I felt that my students perked up and really got engaged in the lesson.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rachel said, “I loved this resource!!! It was so easy to use, and my students really loved it. It also asked great questions that forced my students to really analyze the text. Highly recommend!”


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



If you assign the Google Form Escape Room and your students receive an “Access Denied” error message, your district has likely blocked students from opening Google files owned by someone outside your district.

You can solve this by making your “teacher copy” of the slides, then sharing your document links with the students.


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Purchase the Scary Short Stories Bundle to get this activity plus a few more mentioned above!

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Natayle Brown


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