The Twits - The Twits Get the Shrinks

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Turn readers into investigative journalists. The 11th and final lesson that accompanies The Twits by Roald Dahl asks the question "What happened to Mr. and Mrs. Twit?" The lesson uses mind maps and group discussion to help answer the question.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a timeline of events to summarize the novel from chapter one through 28 before beginning the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires props such as two bundles of old clothes, two pairs of shoes, and a walking stick
  • Read up to the final chapter of The Twits before beginning the lesson
Pros

  • Includes suggested activities to help extend the learning
  • Teaches learners to develop theories and draw conclusions based on evidence
Cons

  • Lacks graphic organizers or models to help writers create a news report
Common Core