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Going Solo by Roald Dahl Lesson Plan

Instructor: Frank Clint

Frank has been an educator for over 10 years. He has a doctorate degree in education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction.

If you are teaching ''Going Solo'' by Roald Dahl, you will benefit from using this lesson in your classroom to teach about Dahl's adult life. Students will enjoy creating a visual timeline and turning it into a written summary.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson on Going Solo by Roald Dahl, students will be able to:

  • Create a visual timeline of major events
  • Write an objective summary of the text
  • Answer questions about the story

Length

This lesson should take approximately 60-120 minutes. It can be broken up over three class periods.

Common Core Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.2

Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.3

Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.7.1

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.7.2

Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.7.3

Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).

Vocabulary

  • autobiography

Materials Needed

  • Going Solo by Roald Dahl
  • Large poster paper or construction paper
  • Writing utensils
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Paper

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