Lesson Plan

Matilda - Miss Trunchbull

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How would you react to the Trunchbull if she was your teacher? This is the focus of an activity that has readers imagining and then acting out their reactions to various Trunchball scenarios in the story.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Put pupils into groups ahead of time and have the starter activity directions displayed on the board for learners to begin as soon as they walk into the classroom
  • Provide costumes or bring in materials for groups to make costumes for Miss Trunchbull and the school's students
  • Find several Trunchbull scenarios in the story ahead of time
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a class set of the book Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Activity is intended to be completed after the reading of the story
  • Review freeze-frame technique if you are unfamiliar with the strategy
  • Requires that individuals have a on-the-spot reaction to a scenario
  • Provides extension activities
  • Sparks imagination in learners
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