Lesson Plan

Matilda - The Reader of Books

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The titular Matilda from Roald Dahl's famous novel adored books above all things. Discuss why it is important to read stories from across cultures and around the world using the first chapter from the ever-loved story Matilda.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Put some of the class into pairs or groups and have them complete one of the book review activities
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires reference to the first chapter, "The Reader of Books," from Matilda by Roald Dahl 
  • Doesn't offer a lot of elaboration for a full lesson, but provides ideas for extension activities in a novel unit
  • The first in a series of 12 Matilda lesson plans and activities
  • Provides some extension activities
  • Promotes awareness of cultures across the world
  • None