Lesson Plan

Matilda - The Third Miracle

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Magnus takes a visit to the classroom in the 20th chapter of Matilda. Or does he? After reading, learners interview the person in the hot seat to get a detailed account of what happened during this chapter. Then, they write individual newspaper reports detailing the events of what happened to the Trenchbull earlier that day.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign groups ahead of time
  • Bring in newspapers to use as a model
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires that all class members have a copy of Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Assumes learners are familiar with parts of a newspaper and news paper articles
  • Provides extension activities to take the activity further
  • Newspaper activity can be done independently or in groups
  • Not rubric is provided for the writing acitvity