Roald Dahl

Lesson 12

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Explain how Muggle-Wump has changed and why by analyzing key details that describe character traits, motivations and relationships.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: The Twits by Roald Dahl  pp. 46 – 61

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Target Task


Writing Prompt

Has Muggle-Wump changed? Why?

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Key Questions


Read the sentence from page 52: "Let them see what it feels like for a change!" Why does Roald Dahl italicize the word them? (Continue to notice the use of italics after analyzing this quote.)
What does the description "a tiny twinkling little smile touched the corners of his mouth" show about Muggle-Wump? Why?
How does the illustration on page 56 help the reader better understand the animals' plan?
What does the description, "He was like a demon hopping round the room and telling everyone what to do" reveal about Muggle-Wump? How do the illustrations support this description?



obedient     (adj.)

doing what someone tells you to do

revenge     (n.)

action against someone to get back at them for something they did

hoisted     (v.)

lifted up by a machine or rope

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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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