Lesson Plan

Matilda - The First Miracle

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As the story unfolds, readers discover Matilda has a superpower. Take part in an activity that has learners talking about what superpower they would have, how they would use it, and how it could help others. Then, after reading the 14th and 15th chapters in the story, class members turn into writers and write a creative and descriptive paragraph about their special power and the feeling they get as the power comes on.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Write the expectations for the writing activity on the board
  • Brainstorm a list of sensation words as a class and write them on the board for learners to use in their writing
  • Review the concepts of imagery, adjectives, superlatives, verbs, and similes before writing
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires learners have a copy of Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Provide notebook paper for writing
  • Comes with extensions activities
  • Allows for creative writing
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