"Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl
Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources

Convince that Jury
In this RAFT writing task, students will identify important quotes from "Lamb to the Slaughter," then use the quotes to write a persuasive essay in the form of a closing argument from a defense attorney. Students will also use the trait of word choice to strengthen their persuasive arguments.

"Lamb to the Slaughter"
Text of the story.

"Lamb to the Slaughter"
Origin of the phrase.

"Lamb to the Slaughter"
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a writing prompt and model essay, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.

"Lamb to the Slaughter"
Practice with chronological order, ingredients of a perfect murder, vocabulary.

"Lamb to the Slaughter"
Pre-reading and guided reading questions.

"Lamb to the Slaughter"
This slide presentation includes pre-reading vocabulary and excerpts a 1950s home economics textbook, analysis of dark humor, setting and symbols, theme, academic vocabulary, and context clues. Slide application like Powerpoint required.

"Lamb to the Slaughter"
4 post-reading projects.

"Lamb to the Slaughter" Character Analysis
Graphic organizers and discussion questions for character analysis. 4 pages, word processor required.

"Lamb to the Slaughter" Lesson Plan
This presentation includes a bellringer, guided reading questions, and culminating writing prompt.

Study Questions for "Lamb to the Slaughter"
7 study questions, including point of view and dramatic irony.

Three Types of Irony "Lamb to the Slaughter"
Graphic organizer for examples of irony in the story. Word processor required.