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6th Grade Reading Practice: Matilda - Chapter Summary
Get extra reading practice by studying the novel Matilda by Roald Dahl. This online language arts chapter has simple and fun lessons that can help you summarize and analyze the novel. The chapter's quizzes also help you improve your understanding of the book's themes, setting, characters and more. Use any computer or mobile device to study, and if you have any questions about the book, you can reach out to our expert English instructors. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Summarize the novel
- Describe the setting of Matilda
- Analyze the book's themes, main characters and quotes
- Recognize examples of figurative language from the novel
1. Matilda by Roald Dahl: Book Summary
'Matilda' is about a very smart girl who is ignored by her parents. Matilda learns she has a special power and uses it to help teachers and students at her school. Read this summary to find out if Matilda finds happiness for herself!
2. Matilda by Roald Dahl Setting
To really understand a story, it helps to understand its setting. This can allow readers to create their own mental pictures as they read. In this lesson, you will learn about the setting of 'Matilda' by Roald Dahl.
3. Matilda Book Analysis
In this lesson, we will take a deeper look at Roald Dahl's ''Matilda.'' We'll analyze the book according to the most common story elements of character, setting, conflict, plot, and theme.
4. Themes in Matilda by Roald Dahl
Published by Roald Dahl in 1988, ''Matilda'' is a classic children's book that shows kids how to stand up to bullies. Themes such as education and family surface, and this lesson, we look at each of these themes.
5. Main Characters in Matilda by Roald Dahl
The characters in 'Matilda' make it a most entertaining story. Some of them we want to protect and help, while others inspire us to think up new and awful punishments for them! Read on to learn about the main characters in Roald Dahl's 'Matilda'.
6. Matilda Figurative Language
'Matilda' by Roald Dahl contains several examples of figurative language. In this lesson, we will explore the meaning of figurative language, why authors use it, and two common types found throughout 'Matilda'.
7. Matilda by Roald Dahl Quotes
In the story 'Matilda', you'll learn what's important to characters such as Matilda, her father, Mr. Wormwood, and her mother, Mrs. Wormwood. Quotes from the story give readers a clear picture of how these characters think.
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