The Twits - Mrs Twit Gets a Stretching

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A cork, a rubber snake, and a bucket of mud may not seem like the best materials for washing a car, but they are in The Twits. The fifth lesson in an 11-part unit designed to accompany The Twits by Roald Dahl has readers role play humorous scenarios in the book. Through the scenarios, they learn about character descriptions as well.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign props in advance and ask parents to send to school
  • Record the scenes to play back and discuss later
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects students have read The Twits up to chapter 10

  • Includes a selection of other activities to bring writing and discussion into the lesson
  • Encourages creative thinking skills by introducing silly scenarios

  • Lacks an example of what a new trick should look like