Saki (H. H. Munro)
Lesson plans for "The Open Window" and "The Interlopers"

How Ironic!
This lesson will introduce students to the concept of irony. Verbal, situational, and dramatic irony will be defined, but the focus of the lesson is situational irony. This lesson is designed for 9th grade and will work well with both "The Interlopers" and "The Open Window."

Teacher Guide to "The Interlopers"
How might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning? Check the resources here. Includes plot summary and diagram, essential questions, vocabulary, types of conflict. Note: Storyboard That helps sponsor this site.

"The Interlopers"
Text of the story.

"The Interlopers"
Worksheet, critical essay.

"The Open Window" This printable handout includes vocabulary, pre-reading, and questions for comprehension and analysis.

"The Open Window" Listen to the story at YouTube. (Story 8:45, entire podcast 14:30)

"The Open Window"
Follow the links to listen to an audio file OR to listen and read at the same time.

"The Open Window"
Worksheet, vocabulary practice, and a link to an online text of the story.