The Twits - The Monkeys Escape

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Houses come in all shapes and sizes, but not all houses are safe from Mr. and Mrs. Twit. The 10th lesson in a unit designed to accompany The Twits by Roald Dahl turns learners into architects. While designing houses for the monkeys, they discover how to conduct an investigation and draw conclusions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Begin the lesson by discussing different materials and designs used in the construction of houses
  • Extend the lesson by writing paragraphs or short stories about the houses that groups design
Classroom Considerations

  • Read up to Chapter 28 in The Twits before beginning the lesson
Pros

  • Incorporates STEM concepts and the scientific method into a language arts lesson
  • Encourages scholars to work collaboratively
  • Suggests activities to help extend the learning
Cons

  • None