Roald Dahl

Lesson 11

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Describe what evidence Roald Dahl includes to help readers better understand Muggle-Wump and Roly-Poly bird and why they are important. 

Readings and Materials

  • Book: The Twits by Roald Dahl  pp. 39 – 46

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Writing Prompt

What evidence does Roald Dahl include to help the readers better understand Muggle-Wump and Roly-Poly bird and how they influence the sequence of events?

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Key Questions


  • Read the quote from page 41: "Muggle-Wump and his family longed to escape from the cage in Mr. Twit's garden and go back to the African jungle where they came from." Explain the significance of this quote. Why did they feel this way?
  • How does Mr. Twit respond to the bird's plans? What does this show us about him?
  • How do Mr. and Mrs. Twit treat the monkeys? What does this show us about them? 

  • How did the Muggle-Wumps feel about Mr. and Mrs. Twit? How do you know? 

  • Why do the Muggle-Wumps tell Roly Poly Bird to talk to the other birds?

  • How does the Roly-Poly bird help? Why? 





something that is foolish or silly



to feel a strong desire or craving for something



spread something

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.3.3 — Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

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