The Twits - The House, the Tree and the Monkey Cage

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A house with no windows and a garden full of stinging nettles make the perfect home for Mr. and Mrs. Twit. The seventh lesson in an 11-part unit designed to accompany The Twits by Roald Dahl takes a closer look at the Twits' home described in Chapter 14 of the novel. The lesson ends with an activity that challenges learners to design a garden.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the lesson by starting a class garden or by planting seeds in the classroom
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes students have read to Chapter 14 of The Twits by Roald Dahl
  • Get prior approval to take scholars outside to explore an overgrown area
Pros

  • Incorporates textual evidence into a visual activity to help assess reading comprehension
  • Provides an opportunity for cross-curricular instruction through a discussion about what plants need to survive
Cons

  • None
Common Core