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by Roald Dahl


Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl.

In “Lamb to the Slaughter,” Roald Dahl tells the story of a woman betrayed by her husband and her violent retaliation.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fear & Paranoia, Men & Women, and Revenge & Betrayal as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How does fear drive action?", "How do we define the roles of men and women?", and "What drives a person to betray?"

Ways to support your child: