The Twits - Dirty Beards

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The problem with beards is that they collect a lot of food. The first lesson in an 11-part unit related to The Twits by Roald Dahl explores the hairy jungle that is Mr. Twit's beard. A concluding project has learners create their own decaying foods to fill a re-creation of the beard.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Review what an adjective and simile are before beginning the activity
  • Print out pictures of decayed food for use during the starter and main activity
  • Use a large sheet of brown chart paper to create Mr. Twit's beard
Classroom Considerations
  • Contains the appropriate excerpt from the book
  • Contains a creative main activity and two fun extensions
  • Highlights the use of figurative language within a text
  • None