Roald Dahl

Lesson 12

Objective

Explain how Muggle-Wump has changed and why by analyzing key details that describe character traits, motivations and relationships.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: The Twits by Roald Dahl  pp. 46 – 61

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Target Task

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Writing Prompt

Has Muggle-Wump changed? Why?

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Key Questions

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  • Read the sentence from page 52: "Let them see what it feels like for a change!" Why does Roald Dahl italicize the word them? (Continue to notice the use of italics after analyzing this quote.)
  • What does the description "a tiny twinkling little smile touched the corners of his mouth" show about Muggle-Wump? Why?
  • How does the illustration on page 56 help the reader better understand the animals' plan?
  • What does the description, "He was like a demon hopping round the room and telling everyone what to do" reveal about Muggle-Wump? How do the illustrations support this description?

Vocabulary

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obedient     (adj.)

doing what someone tells you to do

revenge     (n.)

action against someone to get back at them for something they did

hoisted     (v.)

lifted up by a machine or rope

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.3.3 — Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Spiral Standards

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RF.3.3

RF.3.4

RL.3.1

RL.3.10

RL.3.4

RL.3.7

SL.3.1

W.3.10