The Twits Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

This lesson plan makes your instruction of 'The Twits' by Roald Dahl as humorous as the book itself. A text lesson gives a background on the author and an activity brings to life one of the tricks from the book.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • outline the life of Roald Dahl, author of The Twits
  • summarize selected tricks from The Twits

Length

1 to 1.5 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.3

Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.7

Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.

Materials

  • Copies of The Twits by Roald Dahl
  • A worksheet created using the quiz
  • White drawing paper
  • Colored pencils

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