Roald Dahl

Lesson 5


Describe Mr. and Mrs. Twit.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: The Twits by Roald Dahl  pp. 3 – 10

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Target Task


Writing Prompt

Describe Mr. and Mrs. Twit. What evidence does Roald Dahl include to help the reader better understand them?

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Key Questions


  • What details did we learn about Mr. Twit? What does this tell us about him? 

  • Display the sentence, "Mr. Twit was a foul and smelly old man." How do we know? 

  • What caused Mrs Twit to become ugly? 



revolting     (adj.)

very unpleasant

ordinary     (adj.)

normal or usual

cling     (v.)

to hold tightly onto something

horrid     (adj.)


pity     (n.)

a feeling of sympathy for someone or something

innocent     (adj.)

not guilty

revenge     (n.)

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

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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.

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