Ch 1: Matilda Literary Context

About This Chapter

Use this ''Matilda'' Literary Context chapter to prepare for a class exam, complete homework assignments or review concepts you were unclear on in class. This study guide includes engaging lessons and assessment quizzes to help further your understanding of the literary context of this children's story.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering the literary context of Matilda will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about Matilda's literary context. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing the genre, author and summary of the book Matilda
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Matilda Literary Context chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the literary context of Matilda for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Biography and facts about the author
  • Other books by Roald Dahl
  • Roald Dahl's reason for writing Matilda
  • The genre of this book
  • Summary of Matilda
  • Illustrations in the book
  • Awards Matilda has won

8 Lessons in Chapter 1: Matilda Literary Context
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Roald Dahl Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

1. Roald Dahl Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

Roald Dahl was a successful fighter pilot, author and father. When you read his stories, your imagination is taken to new and exciting places. Learn about his life in this lesson.

Books by Roald Dahl: Lesson for Kids

2. Books by Roald Dahl: Lesson for Kids

Read this lesson to find out who Roald Dahl was and all the different books he wrote. Learn about 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,' 'Matilda,' 'James and the Giant Peach,' and more!

Why Did Roald Dahl Write Matilda?

3. Why Did Roald Dahl Write Matilda?

''Matilda'' was the last chapter book that Roald Dahl wrote before he died. This lesson discusses the reasons why Roald Dahl wrote this beloved book. Factors like the rise of the Soviet Union, the popularity of television, and Dahl's own life experiences may have affected the classic children's book.

Matilda by Roald Dahl Genre

4. Matilda by Roald Dahl Genre

In this lesson, you will learn about Roald Dahl's adolescent fiction ''Matilda.'' With a touch of special powers and a sprinkle of humor, this book demonstrates how the fantasy genre entertains and amuses with touches of the unexpected.

Matilda by Roald Dahl: Book Summary

5. 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!

Matilda by Roald Dahl Setting

6. 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.

Quentin Blake's Illustrations in Matilda

7. Quentin Blake's Illustrations in Matilda

Maybe you've read one or two of Roald Dahl's stories but have you ever thought about the pictures in his books? Many of those illustrations are by Quentin Blake. In this lesson, you'll learn about more Quentin Blake's illustrations in the classic book ''Matilda''.

Matilda Book Awards

8. Matilda Book Awards

'Matilda' is a well-loved classic story by Roald Dahl. The book was written in 1988, and since then has won awards for its unique storyline and characters. The illustrator, Quentin Blake, is also well-known for his funny sketches, featured in most of Roald Dahl's books.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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