The Landlady by Roald Dahl Short Story Fun Activities & Escape Room Bundle

Original price was: $8.96.Current price is: $6.99.

Make your unit on “The Landlady” by Roald Dahl memorable for years with this short story activities & escape room bundle. This resource will supply you with engaging and creative activities that will encourage your students to interact with the text in various ways over the course of a full week. Everything is prepped and ready for you to teach!


Teachers love using this resource to review the elements of a short story and incorporate a bit of suspense with “The Landlady.” Several activities *sneak in* standards-based tasks and challenge the kids in fun ways. Plus, what’s more fun than a culminating escape room?

The Landlady Activities & Worksheets:

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.


The Landlady Escape Room Breakout Tasks:

Plot Structure – Review various elements of the plot structure

Conflict – Review conflict in the text and general conflict types.

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.

Using these resources and activities is simple! All you have to do is print what you need or assign it on your digital learning platform. Everything is digital, printable, and ready to go!

By purchasing the bundle, you save 20% off the total price!



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Daphne said, “Such a fun way to wrap up the text, as well as review some literary elements. I wore an apron, welcomed them with “come in out of the cold,” had a digital fireplace going on the screen, turned only a lamp on, offered them ginger snaps and sweet tea (we are in the South), and had a great time seeing their reactions and the fun they had working. Thank you for helping me bring some fun into the day.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amanda said, “I love reading ‘The Landlady” with my students, and these activities were a fun way to end our Quarter earlier this year! Thank you for creating this and sharing! My kids especially liked the “What If” questions!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  Brekke said, “This was my first time trying an escape room with my English classes. My 11th graders are doing a Southern Gothic genre unit, and “The Landlady” was one of my short stories on the list. The students really enjoyed the story, and this provided a fantastic, fun way for me to assess comprehension not only of the story, but also of my TEKS. I loved the digital integration aspect, as did my students. I had printed copies of the clues for those who wanted them, but used the Google form for submission. All of my students were engaged, and made their own race out of it to see who would escape first!”


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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